The Indian Army in Mesopotamia - Forgotten prisoners, forgotten army, forgotten war
The Manchester International Law Centre, School of Law, University of Manchester, is holding a series of lectures on international law and World War I over the coming year. The first lecture, on "The Indian Army in Mesopotamia - forgotten prisoners, forgotten army, forgotten war" will be given by Professor Col. Charles Garraway (University of Essex, formerly Army Legal Services) on March 4th.
Professor Garraway's lecture will include some family history, but also focus on the role of Indian Army during the war. It supplied the largest contingent of British Empire forces. By the time the war ended in November 1918, 1,105,000 Indian personnel had been sent overseas. While 138,000 went to France and 144,000 to Egypt and Palestine, with smaller contingents to Aden, East Africa, Gallipoli and Salonika, the vast majority, 657,000, served in Mesopotamia (most of which is within modern Iraq). Professor Garraway’s lecture aims to remember the contribution of the Indian Army in this campaign, which is all but forgotten in the United Kingdom.
Register for the event here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-law-and-the-1st-world-war-manchester-international-law-centre-tickets-15667567115
Professor Charles Garraway
Organisation: University of Essex
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