Indian kids in World War I

ww1A teenager Indian Gurkha Pim was given a gallant award by Queen Victoria during the First World War, according to a sensational book ‘For King and Another Country Indian Soldiers on the War Front 1914-18′ written by a historian Sharbani Basu. Gurkha along with hundreds of poor children from India and UK were forced to fight in the World War I. Her book based on the official documents available in the National Archives, British Library exposed the dark days of the World War I as the kid were transported to France by ships. Kids were part of the 10 lakh Indian contingent that fought for UK. The 16-year old Gurkha along with others was injured seriously and admitted to hospital.

Medaram Jathara

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