Ever wondered why Indians helped British win world war 2?
The Indian Army during World War II began the war, in 1939, numbering just under 200,000 men. By the end of the war, it had become the largest volunteer army in history, rising to over 2.5 million men in August 1945. Serving in divisions of infantry, armour and a fledgling airborne force, they fought on three continents in Africa, Europe and Asia.
One of the little known facts about World War II is that it was India’s contribution of men and material. British needed India’s help , for without Indian products, there would be greater difficulty in winning the war. If it wasn’t for Indian soldiers, the British Army would have been stretched too thin.
We will discuss on this in depth and many other stories that happened in India during that period. Be ready to go back in time. Jai Hind!