In this presentation Pratap Chhetri will look at aspects of the Indian Labour Corps including the process of their recruitment, the journey to France, their pay and service. He will talk about how these non-combatants contributed immensely to the War effort even though they did not bear arms. He will also be touching on the Labour Corps from North East India, which is his area of expertise. Finally Pratap will talk about their legacies and literature.
The talk will be based on his article on the Labour Corps, on the guest blog of the Centre for Hidden Histories, University of Nottingham. This article has also been included in a book 'Le Jardin Aux 12000 Pierres' by French military historian Paul Le Trevier.