Thursday, 3 September 2009

Hidden history: film of Muslim soldiers in World War One

An interesting slice of history in this video: the role of Indian soldiers, many of them Muslims, in WW1. In general the role of people from British colonies in fighting Britain's wars has been marginalised at best, erased at worst. This extract from a documentary is therefore a useful corrective.

1 comment:

  1. It was not long ago when our nation was under attack and our way of life was under threat from the Fascists.

    Indian Muslim soldiers fought in the WW1 and their contribution was very significant, so significant was their contribution that historians believe that they helped the allies to win the war. If it was not for the Indian soldiers, the war against the Fascists would have been lost.

    Thousands of Indian soldiers gave their life, so today we can have a better - this we must never forget.