The World’s War

Forgotten Soldiers of Empire

Event Details
Date: , 2014
Venue: The Cube, BS2 8JD
Price: £5/3
With: Dominic Rai
Series: Remembering the Real WW1 - Autumn 2014, Remembering the Real WWI
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Section: Events
Subjects: Colonialism, World War I
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Documentary, talk and discussion

David Olusoga’s recent documentary The World’s War challenged perceptions of WW1 with the stories of the millions of Indian, African and Asian troops who fought and died alongside white European troops on the western front and elsewhere. Using letters and diaries writer-director Dominic Rai brings to life the experiences of Indian soldiers in Flanders, popularised in the acclaimed novel Across the Black Waters by Mulk Raj Anand.

Indian regiment in Flanders 1914
Indian regiment in Flanders 1914

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  1. Have a good one – it’s definitely a very good, accessible documentary. I met David last Saturday, and told him so 🙂

    I’ll communicate by email regarding Look How Far We’ve Come Community Talk programme

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