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

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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

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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

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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…


‘Terriers’ in India: British Territorials 1914-19' with Professor Peter Stanley

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This is a change of speaker. In 1914 three divisions of Territorials volunteered to go to India to allow its regular garrison to go to the Western Front and Gallipoli. The 'Terriers' believed that Lord Kitchener had 'promised' that they would return to fight the Germans. In fact, many of them remained in India until late 1919, and many went from I…


2 December 1919:  540 Sepoy Ladu, 1st Bn, 98th Infantry,

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Ladu is remembered on the Tehran Memorial, Panel 41, Column 1. Chuhi Ka Talab(nuh)  Over one million Indians, including over 621,224 combatants and 474,789 non-combatants, were sent overseas between August 1914 and December 1919. Secret plans had been made as early as 1910 to deploy Indian troops to Mesopotamia via Bombay and Karachi to Basra.…


For King and Another Country: Indian Soldiers on the Western Front 1914-1918 by Shrabani Basu

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Bloomsbury India, £25.00, 224pp. 41 ills, notes and refs, bibliog, index. ISBN: 978-83-84052-91-1  Shrabani Basu’s work on the Indian Army - not to be confused with another book of the same name about a Second World War fighter pilot in the RAF - is, unsurprisingly given her background in journalism, ‘populist’ in style and approach and largely dr…