Crossroads, being the works of Subhas Chandra Bose 1938-1940 (1962) (1st ed)

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Crossroads, being the works of Subhas Chandra Bose 1938-1940 (1962) (1st ed)

S$95.00

Title: Crossroads, being the works of Subhas Chandra Bose 1938-1940

Author: Subhas Chandra Bose

Publisher: Netaji Research Bureau, Asia Publishing House, London 1962.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Very good. Slight tanning.

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About Subhas Chandra Bose (from Wikipedia)

Subhas Chandra Bose (23 January 1897 – 18 August 1945) was an Indian nationalist whose defiant patriotism made him a hero in India, but whose attempt during World War II to rid India of British rule with the help of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan left a troubled legacy. The honorific Netaji (Hindustani: “Respected Leader”), first applied in early 1942 to Bose in Germany by the Indian soldiers of the Indische Legion and by the German and Indian officials in the Special Bureau for India in Berlin, was later used throughout India.

In November 1941, with German funds, a Free India Centre was set up in Berlin, and soon a Free India Radio, on which Bose broadcast nightly. Bose boarded a German submarine in February 1943.

With Japanese support, Bose revamped the Indian National Army (INA), then composed of Indian soldiers of the British Indian army who had been captured in the Battle of Singapore. To these, after Bose’s arrival in Singapore, were added enlisting Indian civilians in Malaya and Singapore.