EMPIRE UP CLOSE

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Wounded sol­diers of the Bri­tish In­dia Army con­va­lesce in the In­dian-in­spired dome near Brighton Pav­il­ion. Des­per­ately needed to shore up Britain’s de­pleted ranks fol­low­ing the dis­as­trous bat­tles of 1914, the Great War saw In­dian sol­diers fight white foes for the first time, and do so on Euro­pean soil. Th­ese were huge taboos and played a key role in erod­ing the myth of An­glo-saxon supremacy that held the Bri­tish Empire in check. 1915

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