In a Sunday Times article about Churchill’s alleged racism, Max Hastings says: ‘Churchill decreed that while Indian officers were obliged to salute British soldiers, British soldiers were not required to return the compliment. It would be abhorrent, said the prime minister, to oblige white men to suffer “the humiliation of being ordered about by a brown man”. Is this true? Or did this supposed rule apply to all colonial forces – Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc - and not just India? That is, British forces did not have to return their salutes?