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World War 1 British Army General Speaks about Sikhs

Discussion in 'History of Sikhism' started by Tejwant Singh, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. Tejwant Singh

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    Major General Patrick Sanders speaks about the importance of Sikhs serving in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces at the WW1 Sikh Memorial Unveiling event on Sunday 1st November 2015. Over 138,000 Indian troops fought in Belgium and France during World War I, many of them Sikhs.

    More than one quarter of these soldiers would became casualties. After the bloody battle of Neuve Chapelle in 1915 the Sikh regiments had lost 80% of their men, 3 regiments stood at only 16% of their original compliment.

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