On-the-spot France

France remembers Indian soldiers who fought during WWI

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Portrait of an Indian soldier in 1914
Portrait of an Indian soldier in 1914 DR
By: Laura Morris
5 min

Today is Armistice Day, a yearly celebration of the end of fighting in western Europe during world war one, a truce signed in France between the allied forces and Germany. More than nine million soldiers from around the world gave their lives in this conflict, one of the deadliest in history. RFI's Laura Morris travelled to Saint-Venant, a town in France where many Indian soldiers fought and died.