Dec 5, 2010

Sikh Soldiers at the Royal Pavilion Brighton - United Kingdom during First World War

This monochrome photographic postcard was produced during World War One, when the Royal Pavilion was used as a military hospital for wounded Indian soldiers. It shows a group portrait of twelve 'Punjaubi Mahommedans'. This term was used by the British to describe Muslims from the Punjab region of India.

This postcard was part of a series of views of the Pavilion Military Hospital which were produced by the Brighton Corporation and the military authorities. This image is one of several which show the 'martial races' that fought for the British and were cared for at the Royal Pavilion.