Sikhs Part of the 8 Nations Alliance

Troops of the Eight Nations Alliance against Chinese Boxer Rebels. Sikhs played a crucial and important part against Chinese Boxer Rebels by being the first to capture a major strong hold. The 24th Punjab Infantry and 1st Sikh Infantry took part in military operations.
The Eight-Nation Alliance, also known as the Eight Power Expedition, was an alliance of Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, whose military forces intervened in China during the Boxer Uprising and relieved the siege of diplomatic legations in Peking (Beijing) in the summer of 1900.


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