Saturday, 29 September 2007

Hitler’s Secret Indian Army

So powerful was the drive amongst some Indian officers during the British Raj to get their colonial masters out of the homeland, that they defected to Adolf Hitler. This story was not to be released from British intelligence archives until 2021, and tells of how 3000 Indian soldiers under the leadership of revolutionary leader Subhas Chandra Bose pledged to fight on behalf of the Third Reich, with tens of thousands more to join up later if Bose’s plan had succeeded. Hitler soon grew disinterested in the idea, and abandoned the soldiers as the Allies advanced.

Hitler's secret Indian army"
By Mike Thomson
BBC News

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