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ਬਰਤਾਨੀਆਂ ਦੇ ਸ਼ਹਿਰ ਬ੍ਰਿਸਟਲ ਵਿਖੇ ਸੰਸਾਰ ਜੰਗ ਦੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਸਿਪਾਹੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਯਾਦ ਵਿੱਚ ਬਾਗ ਬਣਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਯਤਨ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ

August 1, 2016  /  WW-1, ਖਬਰਾਂ  /  Comments Off

ਤਸਵੀਰ: ਸੰਸਾਰ ਜੰਗ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਮੋਰਚੇ 'ਚ ਬੈਠੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਸਿਪਾਹੀ

ਲੰਡਨ (ਮਨਪ੍ਰੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਬੱਧਨੀ ਕਲਾਂ) ਬ੍ਰਿਸਟਲ ਸ਼ਹਿਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਪਹਿਲੇ ਅਤੇ ਦੂਜੇ ਵਿਸ਼ਵ ਜੰਗ ਵਿੱਚ ਹਿੱਸਾ ਲੈਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਸਿੱਖ ਸਿਪਾਹੀਆਂ ਦੀ ਯਾਦ ਵਿੱਚ ਇੱਕ ਬਾਗ ਬਣਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਸਥਾਨਿਕ ਚਾਰ ਗੁਰੂ ਘਰਾਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਸਾਂਝੇ ਤੌਰ ਤੇ ਯਤਨ ਆਰੰਭ ਦਿੱਤੇ ਹਨ। ਸਥਾਨਿਕ ਚਾਰੇ ਗੁਰੂ ਘਰਾਂ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਬ੍ਰਿਸਟਲ ਸਿੱਖ ਰਿਸੋਰਸ ਅਤੇ ਕਮਿਊਨਿਟੀ ਡਿਵੈਲਪਮੈਂਟ ਸੈਂਟਰ ਨਾਲ ਮਿਲ ਕੇ ਬਾਰਟਨ ਹਿੱਲ [...]

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Anglo-Sikh Relations & World War 1 – Part 33

April 12, 2015  /  WW-1  /  Comments Off

Akali Phula Singh And Maharaja Ranjit Singh

(Edited & serialised for Panjab Times by S Gurmukh Singh, author, “Anglo-Sikh Relations and the World Wars”)  [Note to readers: After Part 33, this series will be continued from September 2015. All previous parts are available online: For parts 1 to 21 click http://www.panjabtimes.co.uk/category/articles-pti/history  and follow “Next pages” to  Part 21 on January 19, 2015 [...]

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Anglo-Sikh Relations & World War 1 – Part 32

April 1, 2015  /  WW-1  /  Comments Off

(Edited & serialised for Panjab Times by S Gurmukh Singh, author, “Anglo-Sikh Relations and the World Wars”)  Komagat Maru episode (continued) Six points worthy of note have been mentioned by Kavneet Singh (December 2013 “Sikh Bulletin” review of Hugh Johnston’s book ):   For weeks the passengers were not given any reason why they were being [...]

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Anglo-Sikh Relations & World War 1 – Part 31

March 25, 2015  /  WW-1  /  Comments Off

Baba Gurdit Singh in old age

(Edited & serialised for Panjab Times by S Gurmukh Singh, author, “Anglo-Sikh Relations and the World Wars”) Komagat Maru episode (continued)  In their attempts to stop coloured immigration, especially from India, activities by the Asiatic Exclusion League (AEL) and others, resulted in anti-Indian immigration laws.  The Canadian government passed an order-in-council on January 8, 1908, [...]

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Anglo-Sikh Relations & World War 1 – Part 30

March 23, 2015  /  WW-1  /  Comments Off

Komagata Maru at Vancouver

(Edited & serialised for Panjab Times by S Gurmukh Singh, author, “Anglo-Sikh Relations and the World Wars”)    The story of Anglo-Sikh relations and the role of the Sikhs in the First World War would be incomplete without looking at a parallel development:  the movement spearheaded by the Khalsa of Guru Gobind Singh, to free [...]

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Anglo-Sikh Relations & World War 1 – Part 29

March 11, 2015  /  WW-1  /  Comments Off

Gallipoli Turkey

 (Edited & serialised for Panjab Times by S Gurmukh Singh, author, “Anglo-Sikh Relations and the World Wars”)      While continuing with this brief account of selected episodes showing the remarkable bravery of the Sikh jawans in World War I, we are also reminded by personal letters and communications from the battlefront and war images, [...]

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Anglo-Sikh Relations & World War 1 – Part 28

March 4, 2015  /  WW-1  /  Comments Off

Battle Scene

(Edited & serialised for Panjab Times by S. Gurmukh Singh, author, “Anglo-Sikh Relations and the World Wars”)     From 21st October, 47th Sikhs took part in battles named after villages Ypres and Neuve Chapelle. On 28th October the Regiment fought a memorable battle at Neuve Chapelle.  They fought against crack German and Bavarian Regiments [...]

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Anglo-Sikh Relations & World War 1 – Part 27

February 25, 2015  /  WW-1  /  Comments Off

WW1 Swords drawn

(Edited & serialised for Panjab Times by S Gurmukh Singh, author, “Anglo-Sikh Relations and the World Wars”)     For understanding the Sikh military contribution to the war effort in the First World War, it would be useful to trace the history of a typical Sikh army unit raised in 1901.  Footnotes in the original [...]

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Anglo-Sikh Relations & World War 1 – Part 26

February 18, 2015  /  WW-1  /  Comments Off

Subedar Major Thakur Singh

(Edited & serialised for Panjab Times by S Gurmukh Singh, author, “Anglo-Sikh Relations and the World Wars”) Start of the First World War    Germany invaded Belgium on 4th August 1914. This was the start of the First World War.  This was the most terrible war in human history due to the mismatch between huge [...]

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Anglo-Sikh Relations & World War 1 – Part 25

February 13, 2015  /  WW-1  /  Comments Off

Khalsa College Amritsar

(Edited & serialised for Panjab Times by S Gurmukh Singh, author, “Anglo-Sikh Relations and the World Wars”)     At this juncture, it will be useful to look at the growth of Sikh religious and educational institutions under the British before the First World War. Sikh religion, literature and education before the First World War [...]

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