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  • Writer's pictureMichael Baker

Unknown Warriors

Understanding the First World War

1.5 million Indians volunteered to fight for the Allied cause during the First World War. And yet the Indian contribution - serving in some 50 countries and across all the key fronts of the conflict - has largely been ignored or misunderstood in histories of WW1. The fact that soldiers in the British Indian Army were fighting at a time when nationalist pressures were growing in India created tensions that have been underrated, as did Turkey's call to Muslims to mount jihad against the Allies. Find out more in my conversation with George Morton Jack at www.unknownwarriorspod. This is an Understanding History podcast.

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