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New project highlights role of Indian soldiers in World War One

By: Eastern Eye Staff

by REENA KUMAR A HISTORY project is hoping to shed new light on the experiences of Indian soldiers who fought in World War One, in the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire regiment. Priya Atwal, a history consultant at Oxford University, told Eastern Eye that the project entitled The Indian Army in the First World War: An Oxfordshire Perspective, aims to highlight the British Indian army’s role in the war on the Eastern Front in Iraq, which was formerly known as Mesopotamia. Organisers of the exhibition are calling on members of the Asian community to share stories and memorabilia belonging to their ancestors…

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