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The Muslim Tommies

Ron Manager

formerly Libertine
Jan 21, 2007
Brisbane, Australia
Just downloading this show which was shown on BBC 1 last night. It looks really interesting, anyone else watch it?

The Muslim Tommies
Wed 2 Sep 2009 23:25 BBC One

Much has been made of the threat posed by Islamic fundamentalists to the
security of Britain. But what is often forgotten is that Muslims have
fought on behalf of Britain for hundreds of years; thousands have lost
their lives in the process.

Using simple reconstructions, this film gives voice to some of the
Muslim soldiers who fought in the trenches of France during the First
World War as part of the Indian Corps. Censors office reports from the
time included many translated letters which document what life was like
on the front line.

The letters contain fascinating but often heart-breaking details about
the religious practices, sense of identity, hopes, fears, injuries and
brave actions of the soldiers from 1914 - 1918.