Thursday, August 4, 2016

'Homage to Indians who sacrificed their lives & limbs during World War-I' - by K.J.S.Chatrath

Indian cavalry in France- WWI . Photo source-internet.

It was 102 years back on this day, the 4th of August 1914 that two European countries started a war. Thereafter slowly the war engulfed countries as far as India which was not a party to the War and had no stake in the War. We got sucked in because we were under British occupation and Britain was one of the two orignal fighting countries.

Indian soldiers and non-fighting personnel were taken by our colonial masters to third countries like France, Belgium, Egypt, Iraq etc. to fight on thier behalf in inhospitable conditions and lose their lives.

India lost thousands of soldiers and non-fighting men with an equal number injured and incapacitated. Indian economy was crippled and country impoverished.

  Memorial to Indian soldiers in Neuve Chapelle, France.

Let us pay homage to those Indians who sacrificed their lives and limbs in WWI.

 Photo source-internet.

Jai Hind!


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