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Campaign to get British to leave India 1942.
In 1942 Britain was at war and the war was going badly in Europe and also in the Far East. There was a real threat of Japanese forces invading India. At this point Indian Nationalist leader Gandhi called for the British to leave India. Not surprisingly this caused alarm and the authorities clamped down on any kind of protest or demonstration. Nationalists from the time recall their experiences, taking part in demonstrations and being arrested and beaten. Their resilience and determination are remarkable, particularly making a makeshift flag while in prison.
Credits: Imperial War Museum, British Movietone, British Pathé
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