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The World's War

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ISBN: 9781781858981    Publisher: Head of Zeus Year of publishing: 2015     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 9.99        Language: English
A unique account of the millions of colonial troops who fought in the First World War, and why they were later air-brushed out of history. David Olusoga quotes extensively from soldiers' diaries and other...Read more
A unique account of the millions of colonial troops who fought in the First World War, and why they were later air-brushed out of history. David Olusoga quotes extensively from soldiers' diaries and other eye-witness sources, bringing to life the searing experiences of these non-white troops. THE WORLD'S WAR unveils shocking truths such as: - The first soldier of the British Army to fire a shot in World War One was a black African. - By the end of 1914 one third of the British sector of the Western Front was held by Indian soldiers. - By 1917 the Western Front was the most multi-national, multi-racial, multi-faith place that had ever existed - a strange portent of Europe's future. - Germany created a special camp with a mosque and halal food in an attempt to persuade Muslim P.O.W.s to defect.
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About the author: David Olusoga
David Olusoga is a historian and a BBC producer, and an expert on the themes of colonialism, slavery and racism. He is the co-author of the much-praised... Read more
David Olusoga is a historian and a BBC producer, and an expert on the themes of colonialism, slavery and racism. He is the co-author of the much-praised THE KAISER'S HOLOCAUST (2010).
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Review:
'In a remarkable and eye-opening book Olusoga has restored the conflict's global perspectives ... the magnificent, eloquently written The World's War is a genuinely groundbreaking piece of...Read more
'In a remarkable and eye-opening book Olusoga has restored the conflict's global perspectives ... the magnificent, eloquently written The World's War is a genuinely groundbreaking piece of research' BBC History. 'Meticulously researched and beautifully written' Military History Monthly. 'The wartime experience of African, Chinese and Indian participants, for too long neglected, is detailed here' Good Book Guide.
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