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“You give me your blood and I will give you Independence!” -- Subhas Chandra Bose
Subhas Chandra Bose was an Indian nationalist who struggled & played an important role in World War II to get rid of Britishers from India with Help of Nazi Germany & Japan.He was a significant figure in Indian Independence Movement. With Revolutionaries Like Bhagat Singh, Chandra Shekar Azad & many others, he played an important role in the freedom struggle of India. His Contribution to Indian Freedom is Immense.
Subhas Chandra Bose was born on 23 January 1897 in Cuttack, Bengal Province, to Prabhavati Devi & Janakinath Bose, an advocate. He was the ninth child out of the fourteen siblings. He continued his schooling in Protestant European School till 1909 & then shifted to Ravenshaw Collegiate School. He passed his B.A. in 1918 in Philosophy Scottish Chruch College.He started the newspaper Swaraj and took charge of publicity for the Bengal Provincial Congress Committee under the mentorship of Chittaranjan Das. He stood for unqualified Swaraj, confronting Gandhiji by using a force against Britishers. He was thrown in Jail by Britishers for organizing the mass protests in Calcutta for "Holwell Movement" for recalling the Black Hole of Calcutta. He escaped from the jail to Germany via Afghanistan & Soviet Union. In Germany, he got attached to Special Indian Bureau under Adam von Trott Zu Scholz, responsible for broadcasting on German Sponsered Azad Hind Radio. He founded some people there & created Indian Legion with 4500 soldiers who fought in India.He then joined hands with Adolf Hilter, the great leader of the Nazi Party & one of the greatest dictator in History to fight against Britishers in India. He even created INA (Indian National Army) with Indian Prisoners with help of Japan.
Today Netaji is not with us, but still his death has always been a mystery to us from like 70 years. It is said that while Netaji was traveling to Tokyo, his plane was crashed. But still no evidence are available.Netaji's death is the Indian's Biggest Death Secret.
Here are some rare pics of Netaji which might take you back to our History.
Netaji in England, preparing for Indian Civil Service. He ranked fourth
Netaji at his residence, relaxing.
Bose with Emilie Schenkl, in Bad Gastein, Austria, 1936. Turn to next page for some great photos.
Netaji with Congress Volunteers.
Netaji with crowd on Lahore City Station
Netaji at annual meeting of Congress, where he was re-elected. But he had to resign as he confronted Gandhiji.
Netaji enjoying meal at Bardoli Ashram.
Netaji leaving his car.
Netaji in Traditional cloth at 51st Congress General Meerting.
Bose shaking hands with Heinrich Himmler (right), head of the SS, 1942
Bose meeting Adolf Hitler
George Lansbury (1859-1940) the Labour politician greeting Netaji.
Netaji in Germany.
A memorial to Subhas Chandra Bose in the Renkoji Temple's Compound.
In Greater East Asia Conference.