This is the first monument in Europe in the Bronze lost wax cast at the Foundry Artistic Fracaro Arte of Vicenza, dedicated to the Sikh soldiers who fell in World War II. It is located at Forlia Indian War cemmetry in Vicenza.
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The Fearless Warrior-Saint : Born in Jhabal village (now Amritsar, Punjab in India), Mai Bhago grew up in a time when the 10th guru, Guru Gobind Singh, fought to defend Sikhs against Mughal forces and hill chiefs. During a great siege in 1705, Mai Bhago rallied 40 deserters and led them into battle herself, sword in hand. They died fighting and became known as the Chali Mukte, the Forty Liberated Ones. Afterward, Mai Bhago became the Guru's bodyguard, donning a turban and cross-dressing in…
The Sikh Regiment, being led by Sri Guru Granth Sahib, of the British-India Army somewhere in the Asia Minor front (more or less the area that is the modern day Middle East—Iraq, Syria and Turkey) during World War I.
Gatka – India: meaning: “a three-hand span stick, a club, an Indian club or a mace” Gatka is the martial art of the Sikhs, and is tied in with the religion Sikhism. It's a weapons-based martial art, which was imparted to the Sikhs in the time of Guru Hargobind Ji (the sixth Guru of the Sikhs) by the Rajputs (Hindu warriors of northern India) in the 16th century, in gratitude for their release from imprisonment by the fledgling Sikh army of that time.
Sikh Soldiers in World War I, Title: Sikh Pioneers, Artist: Paul Sarrut c. Aug. 3, 1915, Print, British and Indian Troops in Northern France, 70 War Sketches. To see more artwork like this visit the SikhMuseum.com Exhibit - The Art of War
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