The Great War and India

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'The Indian Empire at War' book cover.

Historian George Morton-Jack explores the forgotten personal stories of Indian and British soldiers who fought together during the First World War.

One and a half million Indians fought with the British in the First World War. From the mud of Flanders to the African bush and the deserts of the Islamic world, they made a vital contribution to Allied victory in 1914 and were vital to global victory in 1918.

George Morton-Jack looks at the forgotten personal and family stories of Indian and British soldiers who fought side-by-side from 1914 to 1918. He explores the experiences of the British officers and Indian ranks across the fronts of Europe, Africa and Asia.

George Morton-Jack is the author of the acclaimed book 'The Indian Empire at War', the first global history of the Indian soldiers of the First World War.

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