- The World's War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire looks at the history of how many non-white peoples participated in World War I including four million Indians, Africans, African Americans, Chinese, and Indo-Chinese workers and fighters. It discusses the Indians taken from the British colonial empire that fought on the Western front in Europe.
The World's War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire: With Leo Wringer, Santanu Das, Geoff Bridger, David Olusoga. British historian David Olusoga, along with other historians, narrates the story of millions of Indian, African and Asian troops who fought and died alongside French and British troops to help win the war against Germany, Austro-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire.
- Leo Wringer, Santanu Das, Geoff Bridger
Aug 01, 2014 · The World's War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire: Author: David Olusoga: Publisher: Head of Zeus, 2014: ISBN: 1781858969, 9781781858967: Length: 432 pages: Subjects
The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire by David Olusoga. Listening to The World’s War by David Olusoga narrated by Nigel Carrington is a joy. With a subtle change of accent the narrator helps put in the minds eye a soldier of the First Nations of Canada, an Ottoman Sultan, Black labourer from South Africa or African American Soldier. This is a history of the First World War written from a different perspective.
Oct 07, 2020 · Forgotten Soldiers of Empire – The World’s War Beginning with the revelation that the first shot fired by the British Army after the declaration of war in August 1914 was from an African soldier of the British West African Frontier Force in an attack on German forces in Togoland, Olusoga swept across the battlefields of France and Belgium, but also probed skilfully into the mysteries of the imperial mindset.
of The Kaiser’s Holocaust: Germany’s Forgotten Genocide and The Colonial Roots of Nazism , author of The World's War and a contributor to The Oxford Companion to Black British History. David’s books and television programmes have explored the themes of empire, military-history, race, slavery, and contemporary culture in the UK and USA.