Monday, 19 August 2013

Today's Female Poet of the First World War is Sarojini NAIDU

Sarojini Naidu was a poet from India (1879 - 1949).

India was emerging as a modern nation when in 1914, they answered the call Britain put out to her Empire.  Military and financial aid was sent to help the cause.

Indian soldiers fought in the First Battle of Ypres on the Western Front and Indian soldiers fought in most of the other theatres of war - Gallipoli, North Africa and East Africa.

According to "The Times" newspaper at the time, "The Indian Empire has overwhelmed the British nation by the completeness and unanimity of its enthusiastic aid."

This photograph of the Indian Cavalry was kindly supplied by the WW1 Buffs Facebook Page.

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