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5 years ago  ::  May 02, 2010 - 6:07AM #1
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 "In the last two world wars 83,005 turban wearing Sikh soldiers were killed and 109,045 were wounded for the freedom of Britain and the world during shell fire, with no other protection but the turban, the symbol of their faith."
— General Sir Frank Messervy KCSI, KBE, CB, DSO and Bar



 


 






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5 years ago  ::  May 02, 2010 - 6:12AM #2
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5 years ago  ::  May 02, 2010 - 6:14AM #3
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5 years ago  ::  May 02, 2010 - 6:25AM #4
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French postcard depicting the arrival of 15th Sikh Regiment in France during World War I. The post card reads, "Gentlemen of India marching to chasten the German hooligans"

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5 years ago  ::  May 02, 2010 - 6:33AM #5
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Sikh pipe band marching through France in 1914.


 


 


 







Sikh soldiers using gas masks while defending Ieper in April, 1915. On 22nd April 1915 at 5 p.m. the 2nd Battle of Ypres began with the first successful gas attack in history


 


 


 







French woman gives flower to marching Sikh soldier during WWI


 







Sikh soldiers of the 8th Army with local boys in San Felice.

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5 years ago  ::  May 02, 2010 - 6:41AM #6
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Sikh soldier of the 11th Sikh Regiment with a captured Nazi flag in Italy at the end of the Second World War.

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