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For king and another country : Indian soldiers on the Western Front 1914-18

Author: Shrabani Basu
Publisher: New Delhi : Bloomsbury, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over a million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, the largest force from the colonies and dominions. They travelled from remote villages in India to the harsh trenches of Flanders and France, for a war they could not comprehend. They fought with unquestioning valour and went on the win the highest bravery awards, but their contribution has been mostly forgotten.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shrabani Basu
ISBN: 9789384052911 9384052914
OCLC Number: 930453170
Description: xxvii, 224 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), 1 map (black and white) ; 24 cm
Contents: Monsoon --
Arrival --
Comfort kameti --
First blood --
The trenches --
Winter --
Bandobast Sahib --
Neuve Chapelle --
Clouds --
Brighton --
Funerals --
The Maharaja and the war cabinet --
The peace.
Responsibility: Shrabani Basu.

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The powerful, moving stories of Indian soldiers in the First World War and how the war ultimately led to the call for Indian independence.  Read more...

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A stirring, fascinating and fresh account of a part of our history that should be declared Not Forgotten * Ian Hislop * A beautifully written book that gently yet powerfully reminds of the debt Read more...

 
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