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The World's War : Forgotten Soldiers of Empire - David Olusoga

The World's War

Forgotten Soldiers of Empire

Paperback Published: 5th September 2019
ISBN: 9781789544497
Number Of Pages: 480

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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.

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 4 million non-European, non-white people whose stories have remained too long in the shadows.

About the Author

David Olusoga is a historian and a BBC producer, and an expert on the themes of colonialism, slavery and racism. He is the co-author of the much-praised The Kaiser's Holocaust (2010).

Industry Reviews

'In a remarkable and eye-opening book Olusoga has restored the conflict's global perspectives ... The magnificent, eloquently written The World's War is a genuinely groundbreaking piece of research' BBC History.
'The wartime experience of African, Chinese and Indian participants, for too long neglected, is detailed here' Good Book Guide.
'Meticulously researched and beautifully written' Military History Monthly.

ISBN: 9781789544497
ISBN-10: 1789544491
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 5th September 2019
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.38

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