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Zapomnieni żołnierze II wojny światowej (21)

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INDIA: The Indian Expeditionary Force on the march. REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: Garhwalis line the trenches, preparing for an assault. REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: Indian infantry in the trenches, prepared against a gas attack. REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: Grave of Indian soldier (Sepoy) Khalas Khan 52nd (attached 59th) Rifles. He died of wounds on the 23rd July 1915. A graveside mourner laments his death. REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: Gurkhas charging a trench in the early years of the war. Nearly 1.5 million Indians helped fight for the british Empire. REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: Far away from home, these Indian men still fought with valour. REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: Jodhpur Lancers help hold valuable ground in France. REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: Sikhs singing religious chants in a ramshackle French barn REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: The ultimate sacrifice. These Gurkhas lost their life whilst charging a German trench. REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: Last photo: . The officer seen in the foreground Lt Bullard was killed the next morning by a shell, after the photograph was taken. He was one of 75,000 Indian men who dies in the Great War. REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: Bal Bahadur (Bhaz Gul) was a hero of the 59th Scinde Rifles, who was promoted in the field for gallantry at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle (10??"13 March 1915). With an officer and two other men, he was in a captured German trench when volunteers were called for to rescue some wounded men. Bahadur volunteered and, though exposed to heavy fire, succeeded in rescuing one man, and went back again to rescue a second, when he was hit by a German bullet and was severely wounded.sREMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: Gurkas in the trenches as bombs go off in the background. REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: Indian troops ritually sacrifice a goat. Note the barriers int he background marking out areas for Mussalmans (muslims) and Hindus. REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: A Punjab regiment on the march in Flanders. REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: Indian infantry shelter behind a bank of stones and mud, waiting for the next phase of attacks. REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: Light relief. Gurkhas take on a Signal Company in a friendly game of football. REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: Immaculate: Gurkhas at kit inspection. The Gurkhas recieved almost 2,000 gallantry medals during the First World War. REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: Manning the trenches, guns at the ready. REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: Mixing with comrades. A Scottish soldier is seen sitting next to an Indian soldier in the trenches. REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: Food on the front line. An Indian chef serves up some chapatis. REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood
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INDIA: A musical party of 6th Jats unit in France. REMARKABLE photos show the sacrifices made by the forgotten heroes of the First World War, the frequently overlooked Indian soldiers who fought and died for the British Empire. Incredible images show Gurkha soldiers who have paid the ultimate price in an assault on a German trench in France, masked Indian soldiers nervously awaiting an incoming gas attack, and a group of Sikh men performing religious chants in the shelter of a dilapidated French barn. Staggeringly, nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers fought in the First World War, risking their lives to protect the British Empire. But the sacrifices of those brave men is rarely remembered today. Mediadrumimages/BritishLibrary/CharlesGirdwood

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