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Indian Cavalry fighting with the British Army, World War One

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Indian Cavalry fighting with the British Army, World War One

1756534 Indian Cavalry fighting with the British Army, World War One ; (add.info.: official english photo : coming back at the stationing on english front after battle, 1st world war; Indian cavalry; In August 1914, soon after the outbreak of war when the British Expeditionary Force had been almost wiped out, Britain called on the Indian Army to fill the vital gap left in its defences. The first 28, 500 Indian Army troops arrived on the Western Front on 26 September. They played a crucial role in holding the line and are said to have arrived just in the nick of time'. Indian soldiers were deployed widely and fought in the battles of Ypres, Neuve Chapelle, the Somme and Passchendaele and in even greater number in Mesopotamia); Photo: Tallandier

Media ID 38457266

© Photo: Tallandier / Bridgeman Images

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This powerful print captures the Indian Cavalry fighting alongside the British Army during World War One, a pivotal moment in history when India answered Britain's call for help to fill the gap left by the decimated British Expeditionary Force. The first 28,500 Indian Army troops arrived on the Western Front just in time to play a crucial role in holding the line against enemy forces. In this image, we see the Indian cavalry returning to their station after a fierce battle on the English front. Their bravery and sacrifice are evident as they fought in battles such as Ypres, Neuve Chapelle, Somme, Passchendaele, and Mesopotamia. These soldiers from India were deployed widely across Europe and beyond, showcasing their loyalty and dedication to serving alongside their British counterparts. The historical significance of this moment cannot be understated - it highlights not only India's contribution to the war effort but also its place within the Commonwealth and colonies of that era. This photo serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by these brave men who fought valiantly for their country and allies during one of history's darkest chapters.

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