Asia in the Great War

Over 100 years ago, humanity witnessed the greatest war that had ever occurred: World War I. Nearly two million men from across Asia were recruited to fight in the war. They were Indian soldiers from remote communities, Chinese farmers from rural outposts who worked as laborers, Vietnamese fishermen participating on behalf of their French colonial masters, and Japanese sailors in service of their emperor. But today, few remember them or their sacrifices. From India’s Forgotten Army to the Chinese Labor Corp, Vietnam’s war and rebellion to Japan’s alliance and subsequent imperialism, this program examines Asia’s war effort and how it…

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