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Gandhi's InterpreterA Life of Horace Alexander$
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Geoffrey Carnall and Philippa Gregory

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748640454

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640454.001.0001

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To India with the Friends’ Ambulance Unit

To India with the Friends’ Ambulance Unit

(p.151) 7 To India with the Friends’ Ambulance Unit
Gandhi's Interpreter

Geoffrey Carnall

Edinburgh University Press

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

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