CENTURY CELEBRATION 1914-2014

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Date(s) - 19/09/2014 - 27/09/2014
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 PoppyEXHIBITION WAR AND COLONIES
From 19th September to 27th September 2014 at Chowgule College, Margao

2014 marks the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, a tragic conflict that has shaped world history ever since.  On the occasion of the commemoration of this centenary, Goa is receiving an exhibition on the theme of “War and colonies” at Chowgule College .  The exhibition includes 35 photos with captions of Indian, African and Irish colonial troops .
The conflict had special relevance to the Indian subcontinent as Britain, the ruling colonial power mobilised 1.5 million Indian soldiers during the war, of which about 90,000 were killed. Some 150,000 Indian soldiers were deployed in Europe from September 1914. The overwhelming majority of Indian troops, however, fought in Mesopotamia against the Ottoman Empire.

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Indian soldiers in the street of Marseille

 

 

 

Dominique WaagOPENING EXHIBITION ON
FRIDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2014 AT 6.00 PM

Followed by a lecture held by the historian Dominique Waag to speak about the involvement of Indian soldiers during WWI. The lecture will be in English.

 

La guerre dans les tranchées
Expo W&C

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