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The Vintage Guide To London | February 24, 2018

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Empire, Faith and War: The Sikhs and World War One

Empire, Faith and War: The Sikhs and World War One

‘Empire, Faith & War: The Sikhs and World War One’ is a new exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, and the launch event of a three year project to reveal the untold story of how one of the world’s smaller communities played a disproportionately large role during the First World War.

Presented by the UK Punjab Heritage Association (UKPHA) the exhibition commemorates the remarkable but largely forgotten contribution and experiences of Sikh soldiers, as well as the families they left behind.

From the blood-soaked trenches of the Somme and Gallipoli, to the deserts and heat of Africa and the Middle East, Sikhs fought and died alongside their British, Indian and Commonwealth counterparts to serve the greater good, gaining commendations and a reputation as fearsome and fearless soldiers.

Empire, Faith and War: The Sikhs and World War One
9 July 2014 until 28 September 2014
Brunei Gallery