South Asians in the First World War
Posted on: 13th October 2015
World War 1 was the first truly global war; the British Empire was able to call upon men from all over the Empire to fight for them. One in six men were from South Asia backgrounds who answered the call to arms.
Special guest speaker William Spencer - Principal Records Specialist, Military, Maritime and Transport at the National Archives - and popular author of military history books “Medals: the Researcher's Guide” and “Family History in the Wars” gives a FREE lecture looking at their contribution to the war and their experiences from the wide-range of resources from the National Archives.
This talk organised together with the National Archives – the official public archive of the United Kingdom government – based in Kew, London, is being held to help mark the centenary anniversary of the First World War.
Come along to Southall Library on the afternoon of Tuesday 13th October (starting at 2pm) for a FREE talk on a topic very much of local interest.