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Forgotten stories of the bravery of the 1.5m Indian soldiers who fought alongside the British in WWI and the racism they faced in the trenches are revealed in newly-uncovered interviews with veterans

  • Around 1.5 million men, mainly from remote north Indian villages fought with the British from 1914 to 1918
  • Fighting under the command of their colonial masters they faced racism, brutality and prejudice in the war
  • The truth about their service  is revealed in veteran interview transcripts offered to the British Library

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6325571/Forgotten-stories-bravery-1-5m-Indian-soldiers.html

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37 minutes ago, dallysingh101 said:

Forgotten stories of the bravery of the 1.5m Indian soldiers who fought alongside the British in WWI and the racism they faced in the trenches are revealed in newly-uncovered interviews with veterans

  • Around 1.5 million men, mainly from remote north Indian villages fought with the British from 1914 to 1918
  • Fighting under the command of their colonial masters they faced racism, brutality and prejudice in the war
  • The truth about their service  is revealed in veteran interview transcripts offered to the British Library

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6325571/Forgotten-stories-bravery-1-5m-Indian-soldiers.html

so what do u want...

statues of them?

modern comedy skits of the war trenches?

racism exists in all communities .......

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2 minutes ago, mahandulai said:

so what do u want...

statues of them?

modern comedy skits of the war trenches?

racism exists in all communities .......

There are some who'd like us to believe that it was all dandy during colonialism. Providing clear evidence that their perceptions are wrong is not a bad thing. 

Do you know that you are a really irritating twat? 

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It's mad when I think about it. 

 

These guys couldn't read or write (completely illiterate). Had very little life experiences outside of the family farm/village. Didn't know any useful skills/trades like blacksmithery/carpentry/bricklaying. They couldn't even go to any courses to learn any trade that could help them earn.  Their family farms weren't making enough money for the family. Some of them must have been quite desperate.

No wonder they swallowed whatever white men told them. 

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30 minutes ago, dallysingh101 said:

It's mad when I think about it. 

 

These guys couldn't read or write (completely illiterate). Had very little life experiences outside of the family farm/village. Didn't know any useful skills/trades like blacksmithery/carpentry/bricklaying. They couldn't even go to any courses to learn any trade that could help them earn.  Their family farms weren't making enough money for the family. Some of them must have been quite desperate.

No wonder they swallowed whatever white men told them. 

now this is sad

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31 minutes ago, dallysingh101 said:

It's mad when I think about it. 

 

These guys couldn't read or write (completely illiterate). Had very little life experiences outside of the family farm/village. Didn't know any useful skills/trades like blacksmithery/carpentry/bricklaying. They couldn't even go to any courses to learn any trade that could help them earn.  Their family farms weren't making enough money for the family. Some of them must have been quite desperate.

No wonder they swallowed whatever white men told them. 

don't pity th

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