The Indian Empire at War: From Jihad to Victory, The Untold Story of the Indian Army in the First World War

Fri 18 Sep

Friday, 18 September 2020

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Talk | In Venue & Online

The Indian Empire at War: From Jihad to Victory, The Untold Story of the Indian Army in the First World War

In this talk, George Morton-Jack sheds new light on the immense contribution of Indian soldiers during the First World War.

This event has finished, but you can watch it again online at any time until Sunday, 11 October 2020.

Price: FREE
The Indian Empire at War: From Jihad to Victory, The Untold Story of the Indian Army in the First World War

Description

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 Middle East, they made a vital contribution to the eventual Allied victory of 1918.

George Morton-Jack looks at the forgotten personal 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the British officers and Indian ranks who served across the fronts of Europe, Africa and Asia, tapping into previously unpublished veteran interviews and archival material.

George Morton-Jack is the author of The Indian Empire at War, the first global history of India’s contribution to the First World War.

A copy of George Morton-Jack's book The Indian Empire at War can be purchased as part of a book and ticket offer for this event. Alternatively, copies will be available for purchase at the National Army Museum on the day of the event or via a link on the virtual event page.

Date & time

Friday, 18 September 2020
12.00pm - 1.00pm

Venue

Foyle Centre
National Army Museum
Royal Hospital Road
London SW3 4HT

Price

Online: FREE

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