Posted on: 10 September 2013

India's Homage to the Fallen
by Frank O. Salisbury

Date painted: 1923
Oil on canvas, 132 x 234 cm
Collection: Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

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Ripe to form a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle!

Kings Orderly Officers.

Where was this?

oh wow, that looks beautiful!


... It will be interesting to observe, over the course of the next five years, how or if the Indian government authorities will choose to commemorate ( or choose not to commemorate - as the case may be) their own ' fallen ' from the apocalypse of 1914-18... More than seventy thousand servicemen from the sub-continent lost their lives in that ghastly war - and it really is quite a tragedy that the record of their fortitude and bravery has been so carefully expunged from the collective, ' post-colonial ' memory bank of modern India ...

That's because the rulers of the kingom India had the emotional quiotent of a slaave