Apples and Snakes commissioned poets from across England to help commemorate WW1.
This is Lucy Lepchani’s response.
One Million Men, and More is a response to an Apples and Snakes commission to commemorate WW1. It is about the participation of Indian troops in that war, and who comprised the largest volunteer army ever with over 1 million joining up and up to half a million others later recruited.
My earliest knowledge of India’s participation came via my British grandfather who fought with the 17th Lancers and who was …