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The World's War

Forgotten Soldiers of Empire

David Olusoga

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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.
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In a sweeping narrative, David Olusoga describes how Europe's Great War became the World's War - a multi-racial, multi-national struggle, fought in Africa and Asia as well as in Europe, which pulled in men and resources from across the globe.

Throughout, he exposes the complex, shocking paraphernalia of the era's racial obsessions, which dictated which men would serve, how they would serve, and to what degree they would suffer. As vivid and moving as it is revelatory and authoritative, The World's War explores the experiences and sacrifices of four million non-European, non-white people whose stories have remained too long in the shadows.

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Book publisherHead of Zeus
Publication date11 Jul 2019
FormatPaperback
Pages480
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