Map briefing for Sikh recruits, 1947
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Independence and Partition, 1947

The birth of India and Pakistan as independent states in 1947 was a key moment in the history of Britain’s Empire and its army.

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Kipling's 'The Eyes of Asia'

7 March 2018, 6.00pm


Kipling's 'The Eyes of Asia'

Join historian, broadcaster and author, Charles Allen, for a talk on Rudyard Kipling's final fictional work on India.

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Commonwealth soldiers in Palestine

KS3 (Age 11 to 14)

Commonwealth soldiers in Palestine

This video explores the surprising and diverse range of soldiers from all over the Empire, Commonwealth and Dominions who contributed to the British First World War effort in Palestine.

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