By 1945 the British Indian Army was the largest volunteer force in history.
Military historian Rob Lyman argues that Indian soldiers were not given enough credit for their efforts in helping beat the Japanese.
Ep 131: The Gurkhas
The people of Nepal raised 40 Gurkha Battalions to fight alongside the British and Commonwealth troops during the Second World war. James Holland and Al Murray discuss the extraordinary contribution of this proud fighting force. Plus, the story of a