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Duration 00:29:38

India in the First World War

The National Archives’ principal military specialist William Spencer is joined by Brigadier Brian McCall, defence advisor in the British High Commission in New Delhi, Squadron Leader Rana Chhina, with the United Service Institution of India in New Delhi, Dr Santanu Das, an academic based at King’s College London and Tony McClenaghan, secretary of the Indian Military Historical Society. Together, they discuss the battle of Neuve Chapelle, the significance of the Indian contribution to the First World War to communities today, and how archival material is being used to explore and commemorate India’s role in the First World War.

This podcast was recorded as part of the commemoration activities of the centenary of the battle of Neuve Chapelle, at IWM North in Manchester on 10 March 2015.