INDIAN EMPIRE AT WAR


INDIAN EMPIRE AT WAR

GEORGE MORTON-JACK    Book Number: 87177    Product format: Hardback

Sub-titled 'From Jihad to Victory the Untold Story of the Indian Army in the First World War'. Revelatory, fluent and colourful, the book describes WWI as a worldwide conflict involving a million Indian soldiers and how crucial they were to Allied success. It brings to life the experiences of Indian soldiers from German colonies in China and Africa to the Middle East and the Western Front. It is a brilliantly original history retracing the footsteps of British India's great contribution of 1914-18, the 1.5 million men of the Indian Army. Extraordinarily this is the first single narrative of the Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs of Britain's Indian Empire who fought in the mud of Flanders, the steaming jungles of Africa and the baking deserts of the Islamic world. From 1914's German invasion of France and the Sultan of Turkey's jihad summoning all Muslims to Holy War on the British, to 1918's Allied victory over the Germans and the Turks in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. These men were of all castes and creeds and the book is a fitting testament to the sacrifices they made. Morton-Jack reveals dangerous missions as secret agents made eye-opening discoveries of foreign cultures and describes heart-breaking ordeals of prisoners of war as well as exploring how they came home with fresh hopes for their families and their country, playing their part in the story of Indian Independence. 582pp, 16 pages of photos, some in colour. Seven maps and note on names and places.
Published price: £25
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ISBN 9781408707692
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