Monday, August 27, 2012

Aug

27

1942

India prepares for battle

The War Effort In India, 1942. Workers at an Indian railway workshop now employed in the construction of armoured vehicles.

I told the doctor attending them that, whatever was or was not the matter with them now, I relied on him to see that they really did feel ill within the next couple of hours. What dismal drench he administered I do not know, but, pale and shaken, they were on parade next morning. When I asked how they felt and inquired whether they would not like to see the doctor again, they assured me most earnestly that they were in no further need of medical attention.