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'India’s Great War' a talk by Adam Prime


This talk looks at India’s contribution to the First World War in every sense of the word.  It takes in the huge recruitment boom.  It also looks at Indian soldiers (and their British Officers’) experiences on the Western Front, in Gallipoli, in Mesopotamia and in the Middle East.  Finally, it looks at India itself: and the actions undertaken there…

‘India’s Great War’ a presentation given by Adam Prime


Adam Prime will be giving a talk on India’s Great War. Adam is a  modern imperial and military historian interested in the period 1857-1945.  He is currently  studying for a PhD at the School of History, University of Leicester. His thesis is intended to explore the Indian Army Officer Corps from the aftermath of the 1857 Mutiny until the post-war…

The first footballer killed in 1914: Larrett Roebuck of Huddersfield Town


Huddersfield Town full-back Larrett Roebuck was the first professional footballer from the English Leagues to be killed in the First World War. This is his story... Larrett Roebuck was born at Jump, near Barnsley, in South Yorkshire, on 27 January 1889. By 1901 the Roebuck family had moved to Rotherham and were living in Barker's Yard, off the m…