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28 November 1917 : James Metcalfe

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Age 17 James emigrated to Masterston, New Zealand. At the outbreak of war in 1914 he was employed as a labourer in Whakatane. He enlisted into the New Zealand Rifle Brigade on 12 October 1915 and embarked for Egypt on 5 February 1916. After several weeks in Egypt, he was transferred to the Western Front and was a participant in the Battle …


The Coolie’s Great War. Indian Labour in a Global Conflict 1914–1921 by Radhika Singha

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£45.00, Hurst & Company, London,  392 pp, 21 ills, index, notes and refs ISBN 9781787382152  Military labour is a forgotten theme of First World War history. And yet the importance of labour behind the frontlines should not be underestimated. The Labour Corps was vital in securing Allied victory, yet John Starling and Ivor Lee’s 2009 No Labo…


124 : October 2021

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Out Now ! Stand To ! No. 124 An introduction and Contents

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This is the fourth edition of Stand To! this year - one more than usual, and something we will do every year from now on, with four editions of Stand To! each year and three editions of Bulletin.  Stand To! Editor Matt Leonard writes that ‘the extra edition allows for more of your research to be published and gives further room for topics that g…