The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes made by W.G. Archer between 1946 & 1948, and miscellaneous papers and letters

caption: memories of war and the Japanese
medium: notes
person: Nikalhu
ethnicgroup: Angami
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 2:14
text: Nikalhu (Angami)
text: It was not the firing but the bombing. You would be sitting eating your rice. Then suddenly down would come a bomb. It was the bombs and aeroplanes which we had never seen before. What could you do against a bomb?
text: The Japanese killed everything. They killed our pigs, and cattle. They killed more than they could eat and the carcasses lay round rotting.