SEARCHING FOR A REBEL: THE PATH OF SUBHAS CHANDRA BOSE, 1941–1945
Searching for a Rebel: The Path of Subhas Chandra Bose, 1941–1945
6 April 1971 | 44 min 18 s
Subhas Chandra Bose was one of the most striking figures in the Indian struggle for independence. In contrast to Mahatma Gandhi, he wanted to end British colonial rule by armed force. He therefore sought to ally himself with the Axis powers in the Second World War, although he was neither a fascist nor a national socialist. Navina Sundaram’s feature is based on intensive research and a meticulous search for material on Bose in India and Europe. It focuses on the period between March 1941 and February 1943, when Bose was in Berlin and set up the ‘Indian Legion’. Twenty-five years after the war, a meeting with former Indian and German legionnaires in Hamburg revives memories.