Indian soldiers serving with the British army on the Western Front  (CC BY SA 4.0 IWM)

Historian Dr Gavin Rand, Principal Lecturer at the University of Greenwich talks about the recent discovery and digitisation of 320k records of troops from the Punjab who fought for the British Empire during the Great War.

These files were found in the depths of the Lahore Museum in Pakistan.

In this interview, Gavin discusses their nature, extent and purpose and their implications for our understanding of the Indian Army and its soldiers during the Great War.