When news of a great war arrived, Kanrei Shaiza had never heard of “underwater ships” or flying machines that “dropped things that exploded”.
“They didn’t know why it had started or when,” said his granddaughter, Pam Shaiza, 31, from Nagaland, northeast India. “It was a white [man’s] war.”
Shaiza joined the “coolie corps” in 1917, becoming one of up to half a million Indian men who worked for the British Army in the First World War.................Read more
Source: The Times