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Ep. 138 – The Indian Labour Corps in WW1 – Pratap Chhetri

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With a postgrad degree in Physics and nearly 10 years working in Media and Communications for Mizoram State, NE India, Pratap Chhetri is delighted to explain how he became so interested in the Indian Labour Corps during the First World War. This was sparked by a series of commemorative editions of regional newspapers between 2014 to 2018 which focu…


ONLINE: The Indian Labour Corps by Pratap Chhetri

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The presentation will be live and online. In this presentation Pratap Chhetri will look at aspects of the Indian Labour Corps including the process of their recruitment, the journey to France, their pay and service. He will talk about how these non-combatants contributed immensely to the War effort even though they did not bear arms. He will als…


Arriving online and on your door step - Stand To! No. 122

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Another bumper edition with 11 articles, editorial and favourites such as 'The Camera Returns', this and nine considered and detailed book reviews. Including John Terraine's 'Smoke and Fire' reappraised by Gary Sheffield. Illustrated throughout with photographs, maps, charts and tables. Communication Lines  2-3 Reduced and …


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…