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The Indian Army in World War Two
Indian independence day celebrations with marching bands of soldiers remind the viewer that until 60 years ago the Indian army was a force controlled by Britain. During the Second World War around 2.5 million Indian troops fought for Britain. They were not always treated well and it is still the case today that most people are not aware of the contribution made by these soldiers. One military historian argues their fundamental importance to the outcome of the war.
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