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Forgotten stories of the bravery of the 1.5m Indian soldiers who fought alongside the British in WWI and the racism they faced in the trenches are revealed in newly-uncovered interviews with veterans Around 1.5 million men, mainly from remote north Indian villages fought with the British from 1914 to 1918 Fighting under the command of their colonial masters they faced racism, brutality and prejudice in the war The truth about their service is revealed in veteran interview transcripts offered to the British Library https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6325571/Forgotten-stories-bravery-1-5m-Indian-soldiers.html
https://qz.com/india/955222/glimpses-of-indias-colonial-wars-through-the-sikh-footsoldiers-poetry/ Someone posted the above link in a thread I can't find now. Anyone know where we can get copy of Havildar Nand Singh's Janganamah Europe in Gurmukhi. Looks like it might be an interesting read.
Armed Forces Sikhs have launched a fundraising campaign to create a world war one memorial for Sikhs. A worthy cause to support and spread Sikhi parchar far and wide: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2057591483/ww1-national-sikh-memorial
Today 100 years ago, Archduke France Ferdinand was assassinated by a Serb which triggered World War 1. Millions of people died in this war. It led to the downfall of the German, Austrio Hungarian, Ottoman and Russian empires. Many thousands of Sikhs also fought in this war since the British had called up it's British Indian army.