Sikhs Refused to Hide in the Trenches, Showed Contempt For Death

From Guardian Newspaper Reporting of the 1st World War 12 Nov 1914: When the Indians Arrived The people of the Raj – modern India and Pakistan – were not consulted about their participation in the war. More than 1 million soldiers served overseas in the Indian army – and 75,000 died. By autumn 1914, Indians […]

British Remember Sikh Sacrifices in World Wars 1 and 2 (Video)

Sikhs taking part in the Remembrance March and service today at Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich The Sikh contributed over a 138,000 men to the battle fields of Europe during the 1st World War, by far the largest contribution of any of the nations that made up the British Empire/commonwealth. Ditto the 2nd WW. As on […]

Sikhs in World War 1 a Look at Past History

Role of Sikhs in 4 Continents. Sikhs have fought in France, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Italy – Malta, Romania, Kenya, Tanzania, Hong Kong, India, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria. 1,6 million British Indian Army took part in WW I and the Sikh played an important role in 4 Continents. The writer of Sikhs […]

102 Year Old Sikh Veteran Remembers Sikh Soldiers of Canada

102 Year Old Sikh Veteran Remembers By Sandeep Singh Brar Every year at this time Sikh veterans, many of them quite elderly gather at the military grave of Pvt. Buckam Singh a Sikh soldier that fought with Canadian troops nearly a century ago in France during World War I for the Annual Sikh Remembrance Day […]

New Book Highlights Sikh Heroes of World War 1

Ludhiana, August 14 The repulsion and sacrifices of the Sikhs in the most horrifying battle penned on the pages of history, has been traced down in a book titled ‘Sikhs in World War I’ by Bhupinder Singh Holland. The book lends voice to history’s unsung Sikh heroes who laid down their lives during the First […]