Terriers in India

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Peter Stanley, last updated: 31st July 2017

British Territorial soldiers in India during the First World War

Peter Stanley is working on the largely unexplored history of the thousands of British Territorial soldiers who served in India during the First World War using their letters and diaries. He is trying to discover what happened to these men when they returned to Britain. Did their service in India affect their attitudes during subsequent decades? 

The Great War is one of the most intensively studied aspects of British history, attracting huge popular and academic interest, especially during the war’s centenary. And yet, hardly anyone has written about the experience of the 50,000 British Territorial soldiers who served in India from 1914 to 1919...

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