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The Resource The world's war : forgotten soldiers of empire, David Olusoga

The world's war : forgotten soldiers of empire, David Olusoga

Label
The world's war : forgotten soldiers of empire
Title
The world's war
Title remainder
forgotten soldiers of empire
Statement of responsibility
David Olusoga
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This title provides 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. Every major battle fought on the Western Front, from the First Battle of Ypres to the Second Battle of the Marne, was fought by Allied armies that were multi-racial and multi-ethnic. Yet from the moment the guns fell silent the role of non-white soldiers in the 'Great War for Civilization' was forgotten and airbrushed out by later historians. 'The World's War' quotes extensively from soldiers' diaries and other eye-witness sources, bringing to life the searing experiences of the hundreds of thousands of non-white troops whose bravery contributed to the final Allied victory
Awards note
World War One Book of the Year 2015 (Paddy Power Political Book Awards)
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Olusoga, David
Dewey number
  • 940.4'12
  • 940.412
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Warfare and Defence
Label
The world's war : forgotten soldiers of empire, David Olusoga
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2014
  • TV tie-in
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781781858981
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xv, 463 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781858981
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
The world's war : forgotten soldiers of empire, David Olusoga
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2014
  • TV tie-in
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781781858981
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xv, 463 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781858981
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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