To India with the Friends’ Ambulance Unit

Geoffrey Carnall

in Gandhi's Interpreter

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780748640454
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651948 | DOI:
To India with the Friends’ Ambulance Unit

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This chapter discusses the arrival of the Friends' Ambulance Unit in India during the Second World War. Alexander and his colleagues were sent to India shortly after the Japanese entered the war and quickly conquered a huge portion of south-east Asia. The Unit used the experience they had gained in the London Blitz in the cities of India that were most threatened by the air raids. The discussion also considers the Cripps mission, the ‘Quit India’ resolution and Alexander's conflict with the Viceroy.

Keywords: Friends' Ambulance Unit; London Blitz; air raids; Cripps mission; Quit India resolution; Viceroy

Chapter.  9981 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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