The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript 'Journey to Nagaland', by Mildred Archer. An account of six months spent in the Naga Hills in 1947

caption: Naga Labour Corps in France in the Great War
medium: diaries
person: Sankalemba
date: 10.10.1947
person: Archer/ Mildred
date: 9.7.1947-4.12.1947
text: We have also been busy returning visits. One day we had rice beer at the house of Sankalemba, the chief interpreter. (104) He described his visit to France with the Labour Corps in the first Great War. The Nagas were all torpedoed on their way, but were picked up, and taken to North Africa. Sankalemba related the story in a most phlegmatic way and in fact none of the Nagas, who have told us about this, seem to have been at all perturbed by their adventures.