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Dunkirk, the War and the Amnesia of the Empire

TWO AND A HALF MILLION INDIANS FOUGHT ALONGSIDE THE BRITISH IN WORLD WAR II BUT ARE LEFT OUT OF ACCOUNTS LIKE CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S FILM ‘DUNKIRK.’

OXFORD, England — Two and a half million soldiers drawn from Britain’s empire in South Asia fought in World War II. But they are missing from many British commemorations and accounts of the war — an absence reinforced by Christopher Nolan’s new film “Dunkirk,” which does not feature any of the Indian soldiers who were present at the battle.

The Indian soldiers at Dunkirk

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