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A group of Sikh POWs liberated from the Japanese when American troops attacked the Admiralty Islands are given medical attention at an Australian base in New Guinea, 12 May 1944.

A group of Sikh POWs liberated from
the Japanese when American troops
attacked the Admiralty Islands are
given medical attention at an
Australian base in New Guinea,
12 May 1944.
dalsingh, Jun 6, 2008
    • dalsingh
      Peter Stanley, formerly the Principal Historian at AWM and now at the National Museum in Canberra, has painstakingly gleaned the story of these forgotten soldiers from the records at the National Archives. His research shows that time and time again, Australian soldiers remarked that the Indian soldiers were "fine men" and despite deprivation and severe torture, they had "great soldierly pride".
      Another described them as "very weak but morale still high". One Australian officer, writing about how the soldiers from the land of the five rivers "inspired" him, declares, "They are a great race, Sikhs and Punjabis - great in adversity".
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