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Coming full circle

Indian soldiers were crucial to two World Wars. A hundred years later, India, Europe need each other again

Indian soldiers in First World War were 'hired assassins' of British: Justice Markandey Katju

In his blog, Katju differs with the view that Indian soldiers who fought in World War 1 should be honoured.


Book review: This Divided Island

Like Socrates, the author seeks truth through conversations and we find here a gallery of interesting characters.

On the frontline, 100 years ago

As the world marks the centenary of that war, their families recall their stories of valour.

UDE Singh I 14th Sikh Regiment: Third battle of Krithia

Gallipoli was a bloody battleground, with only 134 of the 574 men of the 14th Sikh Regiment.

India and the war

The Indian Army sent seven expeditionary forces to serve abroad.


DARWAN SINGH NEGI I 39th Garhwal Rifles: Defence of Festubert

Balbir Singh Negi laments public apathy to his father’s bravery.

UK honours First World War Indian heroes

The FCO will also be publishing an online digital archive of all the overseas Victoria Cross recipients.

Words and wounds

The scars of the First World War are preserved in language.

How to remember a war

Britain’s new Kitchener coin evokes unpleasant associations.