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The summer of 1914 found the Punjab peaceful and prosperous, The spring harvest had been good and the autumn crop promised well..."

That is how a colonial administrator described the land of five rivers at the time when WW1 had broken out. Whilst war was declared on the 4th August it was not until two days later on the 6th that India was formally to enter the conflict.

The peace and prosperity described above would be replaced by uncertainty and gloom as hundred of thousand of Sikhs and other Punjabi's would be mobilised to set for sail for the Suez and then Europe. The masters of the British Empire had seen cause to flex its "Sword Arm " ... A new history was unfolding as the sons of the Punjab set off to fight foreign battles. Many didn't realise that they would never return to the land of their birth. As the eyes of the worlds media is presently set upon Europe let us at least remember our ancestors for it was they that changed the course of history...

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WW1 Singh - BBC 2's The World's War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire

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As the world comes to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, let us take a moment to reflect and to remember all those who gave their today for our tomorrow.

Lest we forget...

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On the eve of the centenary of the outbreak of WW1 the 1418NOW - Letter to an Unknown Soldier campaign have initiated a remarkably powerful public initiative. Formed of thousands of letters from people expressing their thoughts, regrets, wishes, and blessings. The “Letter to an Unknown Soldier” will represent a living memorial to this immortal hero who transcends time.

Read the full blog here: http://goo.gl/CU1x5G

Jatinder Singh's Letter to an Unknown Soldier

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BBC World War One at Home Live Event

'One stall which really caught my attention was that of the 1914 Sikhs Campaign. Seven members of the campaign were there to enlighten, entertain and inform the public of the contribution made by Sikh soldiers in the war effort.'

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http://goo.gl/dgWPMm
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We had a wonderful weekend at the BBC World War One at Home Live event over the weekend! We'd like to thank the BBC for having us and making it all possible. We'd like to also thank everyone from Letter to an Unknown Soldier, Firepower - The Royal Artillery Museum and The Poppy Legion for being our friendly neighbours :) It was great meeting you!

We'll be posting pictures from the event by the end of this week!

If you came down and had your Turban tied don't forget to tag us in your pictures, just use #1914Sikhs, we'd love to see them!
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An awesome pic of some soldiers getting ready for a friendly kick about! Who are you routing for today, Germany or Argentina?

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We'll be at BBC's 'The WW1 At Home Live Event' in Wolverhampton West Park this weekend! We'll have some exciting activities for you. Make sure you come down and pay us a visit! #1914Sikhs #WW1
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A War Story a day from Brighton Museums

'Sikhs accounted for about 25% of the Indian Corps that fought in the First World War, even though they only account for about 2% of the Indian population. The British had learned to value Sikhs as warriors...'

http://brightonmuseums-ww1-war-stories.tumblr.com/post/89770253388/for-the-next-few-days-on-this-blog-well-be

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A War Story a day from Brighton Museums
A War Story a day from Brighton Museums
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