British Indian WW2 project references

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World War II Uniforms - Hungary - 1943 May, Southern USSR, Lieutenant, Fighter Squadron India - 1940 Dec., North Africa, Sergeant, 8th Indian Division India - 1941 Dec., Malaya, Corporal, 9th Gurkha Rifles India - 1942 June, Burma, Subedar-Major, 20th Burma Rifles

World War II Uniforms - Hungary - 1943 May, Southern USSR, Lieutenant, Fighter Squadron India - 1940 Dec., North Africa, Sergeant, 8th Indian Division India - 1941 Dec., Malaya, Corporal, 9th Gurkha Rifles India - 1942 June, Burma, Subedar-Major, 20th Burma Rifles

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WW1: French postcard of a Sikh Havaldar (NCO) Native Indian Infantry, who poses for the photographer in Marseilles before deploying as member of the British troops on the Western Front. Both the UK and France used their colonial troops extensively during the war.

WW1: French postcard of a Sikh Havaldar (NCO) Native Indian Infantry, who poses for the photographer in Marseilles before deploying as member of the British troops on the Western Front. Both the UK and France used their colonial troops extensively during the war.

sikh troops. burma

sikh troops. burma

Sikh soldiers fighting in Italy. The Order of Battle of the Indian Army included the 4th, 8th and 10th Indian Army Divisions. These divisions were part of the legendary 8th British Army and fought along with British, New Zealand, Polish, American, Canadian and French Divisions. Together these men, soldiers from distant lands, men with little or no cultural similarities, lived together and many of them even died together.

Sikh soldiers fighting in Italy. The Order of Battle of the Indian Army included the 4th, 8th and 10th Indian Army Divisions. These divisions were part of the legendary 8th British Army and fought along with British, New Zealand, Polish, American, Canadian and French Divisions. Together these men, soldiers from distant lands, men with little or no cultural similarities, lived together and many of them even died together.

Sikh soldiers on the Western Front 1916.  Indian troops saw service in almost every campaign of WW1. From the mud of the Western front to the heat and sand of the Middle East. Indian units suffered over 140,000 casualties including 74,000 killed.

Sikh soldiers on the Western Front 1916. Indian troops saw service in almost every campaign of WW1. From the mud of the Western front to the heat and sand of the Middle East. Indian units suffered over 140,000 casualties including 74,000 killed.

Picture Post, March 11, 1944: Santa Singh, a Sikh soldier serving with the British 8th Army. From September 1943 to April 1945, approximately 50,000 soldiers of the Indian Army took part in the Italian Campaign.

Picture Post, March 11, 1944: Santa Singh, a Sikh soldier serving with the British 8th Army. From September 1943 to April 1945, approximately 50,000 soldiers of the Indian Army took part in the Italian Campaign.

Shown above is one such uncoded leaflet depicting a Sikh soldier of Indian National Army charging in front line while others follow him raising flag of India which had become symbol of Independence movement. It also shows British and United States flag being crushed under feet of charging INA soldier.

Shown above is one such uncoded leaflet depicting a Sikh soldier of Indian National Army charging in front line while others follow him raising flag of India which had become symbol of Independence movement. It also shows British and United States flag being crushed under feet of charging INA soldier.

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