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TRENCH COAT HISTORY, WW1 TRENCH COAT - Article Preview - Old Magazine

World War I trench coat: Thomas Burberry was responsible for creating this coat. It was a twill cotton gabardine that was belted. It also had a chemical finish on it to make it water repellent.

British World War I poster

"Your king and country need you. Enlist now!" British recruitment poster showing text with small armorial device of King George V, against a background of the British flag. Poster no. London: Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, World War One poster

15,000 watched Indian sepoys shot for revolting. This 800-strong garrison of Punjabi Muslims, who had a noble history of insurrection, was already deployed far from home to look after the imperial interests of the London gentry while British lads mustered for bayonet charges in No Man’s Lands. The last straw for these sepoys was a rumor that they were to be shipped to the European theater & made to turn their weapons against the Turkish sultan, their Muslim coreligionist.*

1915 Singapore Mutiny - More than 200 sepoys were tried by court-martial, and 47 were executed, including Kassim Mansoor. The public executions of convicted sepoy mutineers at Outram Road, Singapore, c.

INDIAN FORCES MIDDLE EAST (Q 79446)   On 15 December 1915 a British expeditionary force was besieged by a strong German-led Turkish army at Kut Al Amara on the Tigris River. The garrison, two thirds of which was Indian, surrendered on 29 April 1916. During the ensuing period of captivity in Anatolia many died from heat, disease and neglect. This emaciated sepoy was photographed after he had been liberated during an exchange of prisoners.

Indian soldier after the seige of Kut, when a British army was surrounded by the Turks. of the English soldiers died from starvation and beatings after they surrendered.

KHUDADAD KHAN,  Sepoy.  1914;  Hollebeke, Belgium.  The first South Asian recipient of the VC.

Khudadad Khan - The First South Asian recipient of the ‘Victoria Cross’ (British medal for bravery) in Hollebeke, Belgium.

Clipping from The Daily Mirror reporting the award of Victoria Cross to Sepoy Khudadad Khan, 129th DCO Baluchis, 1915.

Clipping from The Daily Mirror reporting the award of Victoria Cross to Sepoy Khudadad Khan, DCO Baluchis,