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LSS: Paritosh Jeff Shapland - Forgotten Muslim soldiers of Dunkirk and me

Description: ZOOM TALK - Paritosh Jeff Shapland

"The Forgotten Muslim soldiers of Dunkirk and me."

Paritosh Jeff Shapland will talk about the newly published book entitled ‘The Indian Contingent’ by Dr Ghee Bowman and why it is important to him.

Paritosh talks about his research over many years to reveal the secret, which his mother took to her grave, that his father was one of the Muslim soldiers who escaped from Dunkirk in WW2. and what that has meant to him. He will draw on the extensive research by Dr Ghee Bowman in the UK, India and Pakistan to discover and celebrate the war time experiences of several thousand Indian Troops who fought with the Allies in France in 1940.

- Why were they not mentioned in the film “Dunkirk“?
- Why were they made so welcome here at the time but are forgotten now?
- Why did his mother decide it was best not to tell him who his father was?

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Location: Online via Zoom
Date: Sunday, 28 June 2020
Time: 18:30 BST
Access: Public
Category: LSS - Public event (not at Secular Hall)*
Created by: Public Access ( by LSS editor )
Updated: Thursday, 18 June 2020 15:26 GMT
Attachments: None

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