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Sikh soldiers of world war one

Sikh soldiers’ Great War effort told at last - News - London Evening Standard

Indisches Freiwilligen Legion der SS, Berlin, april 1945 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Indisches Freiwilligen Legion der SS, Berlin, april 1945 - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Large World War One photograph of British & Indian Sikh soldier group in front of the Sphinx, Egypt, 23cm x 28cm. Circa 1914/1918.

Large World War One photograph of British & Indian Sikh soldier group in front of the Sphinx, Egypt, x Circa

During a march past of Indian troops, a woman pins flowers on to the tunic of one of the soldiers. Part of the 1-million+ Indian troups in WW1

Why the Indian soldiers of WW1 were forgotten

Indian Army On The Western Front  Pictured: Sikh soldiers at Pas de Calais, circa 1915/1916  Most Indian soldiers and cavalry had left the western front before the Somme Offensive and shipped to either Salonica in Macedonia or on to Egypt and then onto Mesopotamia.  Over one and half million Indian troops served overseas, of whom 62,000 died and another 67,000 were wounded. In total at least 74,187 Indian soldiers died during the war.

Sikh soldiers on the Western Front Indian troops saw service in almost every campaign of From the mud of the Western front to the heat and sand of the Middle East. Indian units suffered over casualties including killed.

Sikh warriors' contribution for British Army honoured - http://news54.barryfenner.info/sikh-warriors-contribution-for-british-army-honoured/

Maharaja of Patiala Bhupinder Singh with Belgian Generals on the front-line, Belgium (April

Forgotten role of Indian soldiers who served in First World War marked at last

The forgotten role of the 1.5 million Indian soldiers who fought for Britain in the First World War

Indian soldiers pass through Paris during World War I. Over one million Indians enlisted in the British army and fought in Europe and Africa. Many were discriminated against – for example, they were forbidden from seeking medical help from English.

“ARE YOU A SIKH”, asked this man in Belgium….  A heart-warming story from Khalsa Bikers who were in Belgium in November to remember the Sikh soldiers who died in World War 1 serving in Europe.  “This gentleman approached us whilst we were walking around Menin Gate Belgium. He asked Payara Singh, “are you the leader of these boys?”  Read More

A heart-warming story from Khalsa Bikers who were in Belgium in November to remember the Sikh soldiers who died in World War 1 serving in Europe

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