The Loop of the Tiger

The Loop of the Tiger

Sophie’s been delving into the archives at the Imperial War Museum to explore the story of South Asian soldiers at Kut Al Amara: November 1915: In Mesopotamia, the 6 Indian Division is advancing on Baghdad by boat along the Tigris river. At Ctesiphon, 18 miles...
Who is Dr Brighton?

Who is Dr Brighton?

Melanie has been looking into healthcare provision for South Asian soldiers, and here she tells us a bit about Brighton and what on earth that has to do with wounded men: “A lack of medical facilities in France led to the conversion of the Royal Pavilion in...
On This Day: Khudadad Khan

On This Day: Khudadad Khan

Younes continues our series on Victoria Cross winners in the First World War, with this personal reflection on the experiences of Khudadad Khan, who was awarded the Victoria Cross in person by King George V on 26 January 1915. “To die on the battlefield is glory.”...
On This Day: Lance Naik Lala Ram

On This Day: Lance Naik Lala Ram

Thank you, Younes, for this excellent account of Lala Ram, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 21 January 1916: A century ago today, Lance Naik Lala Ram, from the Himachal Pradesh District (in what now makes up part of northern India), earned his...