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Ep. 138 – The Indian Labour Corps in the First World War – Pratap Chhetri


Pratrap Chhetri’s research and interest goes beyond the statistics to take in tribal culture, memories of war, widening horizons and the independence movement in India.  Your browser does not support the audio element. With a postgrad degr…

ONLINE: The Indian Labour Corps by Pratap Chhetri


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…

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


£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…