What was Deolali Transit Camp?

Introduction Deolali transit camp was a British Army transit camp in Maharashtra, India. Established in 1861, the camp remained in use throughout the time of the British Raj. It served to house soldiers newly arrived in the country and those awaiting ships to take them to Britain. It also housed a military prison and during… Read More


What was the Cairo Forces Parliament?

Introduction The Cairo Forces Parliament was a meeting of British soldiers in Cairo, Egypt in February 1944 which voted for the nationalisation of banks, land, mines, and transport in the United Kingdom. Background Among those that took part was Leo Abse who later became a Labour MP. Another participant who later became a Labour MP… Read More