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Empire, Faith, War: The Sikhs in World War One

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Empire, Faith, War: The Sikhs in World War One

Time: October 19, 2015 at 11am to October 20, 2015 at 5pm
Location: Asian Centre
Street: 8 Caxton Road
City/Town: London, N22 6TB
Website or Map: http://www.asiancentre.co.uk
Phone: 020 8889 6938
Event Tag: exhibition, asian, indian, sikh, ww1, ww1 centenary
Posted By: Eleanor Harding
Latest Activity: Oct 8, 2015

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An exhibition revealing the untold story of how Sikhs played such a disproportionately large role in the 'war to end all wars' will be displayed at the Asian Centre in Wood Green. ‘Empire, Faith & War: The Sikhs and World War One' is an exhibition developed by the UK Punjab Heritage Association.

Empire, Faith and War
19 – 23 October (closed  22 October), 11 – 5pm
Asian Centre, 8 Caxton Road, London, N22 6TB

Free entry - all welcome!

The display tells the forgotten story of India's massive contribution in terms of men, money and materials and shows how Indian troops, including Sikhs, arrived 100 years ago to help save the Western Front, and then went on to fight in many of the Great War's forgotten campaigns.

The exhibition will be on display in the Upstairs Hall of the Asian Centre (not wheelchair accessible). Visitors are welcome to stay for lunch at the Asian Centre, where freshly cooked veg and non-veg options are available every week day between 12.30 and 2. Senior citizens are entitled to a reduced ticket price. 

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