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Armistice Day 2014 – The India connection.

Today is Armistice Day, which this year commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of WWI and the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing.
The first photograph depicts WWII Spitfire pilots of Hindu, Sikh and Muslim heritage, taken in 1944. (Image source unknown, information welcome.)

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Second photograph, from 1921: The Chattri Memorial in Brighton commemorates the Hindu and Sikh soldiers who died in WWI and is the only one of its kind in Britain. The photo is taken on the day of the official unveiling of the memorial by Edward, Prince of Wales. (Image courtesy of Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton and Hove.)

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