The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire (2014): Part 01


British historian David Olusoga, along with other historians, narrates the story of millions of Indian, African and Asian troops who fought and died alongside French and British troops to help win the war against Germany, Austro-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire.


The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire looks at the history of how many non-white peoples participated in World War I including four million Indians, Africans, African Americans, Chinese, and Indo-Chinese workers and fighters. It discusses the Indians taken from the British colonial empire that fought on the Western front in Europe. It looks at the Senegalese Tirailleurs who fought for the Frenc

Production & Filming Details

  • Narrator(s): Leo Wringer.
  • Director(s): Tim Kirby.
  • Producer(s):
    • Chris Grunland … executive producer (2 episodes, 2014).
    • Tim Kirby … series producer (2 episodes, 2014).
    • Ben Crichton … producer (1 episode, 2014).
  • Production: BBC.
  • Distributor(s): BBC.
  • Original Network: BBC.
  • Release Date: 06 August 2014.
  • Running Time: 102 minutes (total running time).
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: UK.
  • Language: English.

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