A tribute to Our Heroes: How Indian Soldiers in the Imperial Army won World War II against Fascist and Nazi forces

The 2nd World War is considered a battle of ideals. On one side stood the Fascist regimes of Germany and Italy and their anti-Semitic policies, while on other stood Britain and the United States with their advocacy for democracy and republic. However, a part of this epic saga that is often lost in translation is the military contribution of Indian soldiers across the globe for the British campaign. From the deserts of Africa to the forests of Burma and even on European frontiers, British Indian soldiers were deployed in heavy numbers. Their experience in war campaigns and martial spirit contributed with major turning points in the six years of battles. Ultimately, more than two million British Indian soldiers fought the war. Tracing their rich history with Military Historian Lt Gen Shergill, we present this Paperweight Entertainment Production.

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Do/did you have friends or family in the armed forces or during the freedom struggle? Tell us their story and we will publish it on our blog, and relive the sacrifices of our fellow brothers and forefathers!

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9 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing the history. We never knew this. Thanks again.

    • Project: Godrej Vihaa.
    • City: Maharashatra
    1. We are happy to know that the content was meaningful to you. Please continue to share your thoughts.

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  2. It is great that such blogs and short films inspire us to know more about our less known side of history! 👏🏼👏🏼 Thanks Team! 😇

    • Project: Godrej Nurture
    • City: Bengaluru
  3. Thank for sharing the WW-II clip of the Indian warriors, the valor they fought with in an adverse conditions and insufficient logistical supports. The British ruler promised to offer freedom on the condition that Indians fought this war from their side.

    However, it became one of the cause of the division of India. The logic behind was that Indian has potential to win the world if not put forth with the insoluble question(problem as the same the implimented during early years of East India Company. The rule was’Divide the power’ and rule.

    Lord Mount batten effective executed the logic which gave birth to Two states, India and Pakistan.

    Your Idea of shahring this history is a great initiative for our present generation to feel proud about.

    Jai Hind.

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    • City: Mumbai

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