Winston Churchill meets with Sikh soldiers

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Wednesday, June 21, 2006 (CST)
Then Prime Minister Winston Churchill meets with Sikh soldiers during WWII. Courtesy Imperial War Museum.

"Their sacrifice remains unsung - despite the fact that soldiers from South Asia outnumbered their British comrades in receiving the Victoria and George Cross Medals, the highest awards for bravery." Soldiers originating from South Asia fought alongside other allied troops, sailors and pilots in the dark days between 1939 and 1945. In Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, many parts of Asia, as well as in the Battle of Britain, South Asians swelled the ranks of soldiers as well as support and medical staff.

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