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WWI Anniversary: Remembering the Indians who fought in World War 1

Nov 11, 2018 09:51 IST
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11 November 2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War I. India being a former British colony played a vital role in helping Britain and its allies win over Germany and allies, a role that is often overlooked. India sent nearly 14 lakh soldiers to fight the war and contributed nearly £146.2 million towards the war’s cost, in arms, supplies, and food. 23 years after the war ended, the British built India Gate in 1931, to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the war. Source of statistics: Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research, New Delhi / India’s Contribution to the Great War; published by authority of the government of India