Second World War 1939-1945 4th Indian Division in action, April 1943- captured Genreral Von Armin4th Indian Division in action, Tunisia, April 19438th Army Indian Armour Europe.Map - Battle of El-Alamein - EgyptMap - WW2 - EuropeA captured Italian CV-33 tankette, 1941Scherl Bilderdienst: Unser Bild zeigt Gefangene, die nach der Schlacht bei Tobruk zum Abtransport bereitgestellt wurden. A German picture of British prisoners of war captured at Tobruk, 1942. PK-Aufnahme: Kriegsberichter Koch (Sch) 1.7.42 [Herausgabedatum] 3832-42A Sherman tank, possibly of the 9th Royal Deccan Horse, advancing with Indian infantry, Burma, 1945A Sikh tank commander in the turret of his vehicle, 1944.An Indian 3-inch mortar platoon in action supporting advancing tanks in Burma, 1945An Indian soldier guarding an Anglo Iranian Oil Company refinery in Persia in September 1941.An Indian soldier of the Fourth Indian Division in a armoured vehicle with a bandolier.An Indian soldier searching for mines with a metal detector, 1941An Indian soldier with a pack mule on the main street of Torine di Sangro, Italy, 1943. Photograph, World War Two, Italy (1943-1945), 1943. The German defensive positions north of the River Sangro in Italy formed part of the 'Gustav' defensive line with which they intended to defend Rome from the Allies during the winter of 1943-1944. On 20 November 8th Indian Division operating alongside the British 78th Division as part of V Corps was tasked with breaking this position by advancing along the Adriatic coast. Despite a determined effort, the attack was greatly hampered by atrocious weather and narrow axes of advance. However, a break in the weather at the end of the month enabled the Allies to utilise their superiority in tanks and air power and they eventually succeeded in capturing their immediate objectives. Despite this the delays that attended the early stage of the attack had enabled the Germans to withdraw, regroup and form new defensive positions. This type of grinding warfare was to characterise much of the remainder of the Italian Campaign. From a collection of British official war photographs relating to the 78th Division. NAM Accession Number NAM. 1999-03-88-57 Copyright/Ownership Crown CopyrightAn Italian soldier surrendering to an Indian soldier in North Africa at the onset of Operation Crusader, Nov 1941An Indian rifleman with a SMLE (Short Magazine Lee-Enfield) Mk III in the prone firing position, Egypt, 16 May 1940.Arrivo di truppe indiane nei pressi di Dunkerque - Italian ArchivesBritish and Indian troops in the Imphal-Kohima area, India, Mar-Jul 1944British_commander_and_Indian_crew_encounter_elephant_near_Meiktila Sherman of 9thRoyal Deccan Hose 255th Indian Tank Brigade Burma 1945British_Reoccupation_of_Singapore,_1945_IND4814donation for indian soldiers in Neuve ChapelleGhurkas advance through a smokescreen up a steep slope in Tunisia, 16 March 1943Ghurkas in action with a 6-pdr anti-tank gun in Tunisia, 16 March 1943Humber armoured cars of 10th Indian Division move forward in Italy, 22 July 1944In the line of duty Indian soldiers at the Eritrean front in North Africa during World War II.Indian forces in North Africa during World War 2, with Italian POWs. An Indian soldier guards a group of Italian prisoners near El Adem aerodrome, during the pursuit of Axis forces westwards after the relief of Tobruk.Indian Jawans with civilians in Italy - 1944.Indian Pattern Carrier Mk 2A Dhar IV, North Africa, 10 Apr 1942Englands Hilfsvˆlker Bei Derna gefangene Inder mit ihren typischen Turbanen. Indian POWs in Derna Libya - 1941. PK-Grimm-Indian sappers listen to a briefing prior to building a foot bridge, Italy, 1944Indian soldiers operating a Bren Gun, a standard Light Machine Gun used by Commonwealth Troops, EgyptIndian troops clearing a village in Eritrea.Indian troops cross the Atbara river with their motor transport on a pontoon raft, as they move into Italian occupied EritreaIndian troops pass bomb shattered buildings on the outskirts of Cassino town. NA 12895 Part of WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit McConville (Sgt)Indian troops with Axis prisoners in the Western Desert, December 1941. Photograph, World War Two, North Africa, 1941. The temporary Prisoner of War (POW) camp was at Omar Neroon and was used to contain enemy soldiers captured during Operation CRUSADER, the Allied attempt to relieve the Siege of Tobruk. The Indian soldiers depicted probably belonged to 4th Indian Division which was heavily involved in the fighting which ebbed and flowed past Tobruk from June 1941 onwards.Infantry from the 4th Indian Division training in the desert in late 1940, apparently with Molotov cocktails.Many Indians fought in the British army during WW2. Here a group of Indian Sikh soldiers examine a captured German tank.Map - Battle of El Alamein, October 24–29, 1942Map - Keren - The Final Battle - 1941.Map - Libya - Cyrenaica, 1941.Pursuit to Tunisia, November 1942 — February 1943British Indian Provost Company have their trousers repaired by an Indian member of the company, working with a sewing machine in the open, Italy, 9 March 1944. NA 12680 Part of WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION No 2 Army Film & Photographic Unit Johnson (Sgt)Sikh soldier receives a garland of flowers from a nurse, 1946 over 300000 sikhs served in the 2nd world war.THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1941 (E 4667) Sikh troops, armed with Bren guns and a 2-inch mortar, training in the Western Desert, 6 August 1941.THE BRITISH ARMY IN ITALY 1944 (NA 11188) Sikh troops man a Bren gun in the line near Villa Grande, 15 January 1944.THE BRITISH ARMY IN BURMA 1945 (SE 3267) Sikh troops of 19th Indian Division in action at Fort Dufferin in Mandalay, 9-10 March 1945.Sikhs in African Campaign - 1942.Sikh Soldiers Washing up in North African Dessert.Sikh Soldier - Captured German Flag.Sikh Soldiers Operation Crusader- NorthAfrica 1941Soldiers of 4th, 8th and 10th Indian Divisions giving the victory salute on their return to India after serving with PAIFORCE, February 1946. Photograph, World War Two, Middle East, 1946. Persia and Iraq Force (PAIFORCE) was the British command formed to invade and subsequently occupy Iraq and Iran. In 1941 the British sent a force to Iraq to suppress a coup d'etat by elements sympathetic to Nazi Germany and then invaded Iran in conjunction with Soviet forces from the north to safeguard the oil fields. Most of the troops of PAIFORCE were Indian. One of 233 official photographs collected by Captain Roy Wiltshire in his capacity as Editor of the Indian Army Review. The 4th Indian Division played an important part in the Allied advance north from Tripoli towards Tunisia, and in bringing about the German surrender in North Africa on 12 May 1943THE FOURTH INDIAN DIVISION IN TUNISIA (IND 2406) As the sun sets the Fourth Indian Division leave ther last positions at the Eighth Army front and move forward to join the First Army. The fourth Indian Division, who had been in at the great battles of the Western Desert, was part of the force which drove down the Medjerda valley to the capture of Tunis and Cape Bon. It was to an officer of this Division that the German General Von Arnim surrendered.Troops from the Fifth Indian Division during training before their advance into Italian occupied Abyssinia - now EthiopiaTroops of the Chinese Expeditionary Force on parade in front of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, Delhi, India, 24 Oct 1942Troops of the Indian 4th Division decorating the side of their truck with 'Khyber pass to Hellfire Pass', noting their service in South Asia and North Africa, 21 Jun 1941TUNISIA. 1942. FIELD AMBULANCE STRETCHER BEARERS OF THE INDIAN MEDICAL SERVICETHE INDIAN ARMOURED CORPS IN THE MIDDLE EAST, MARCH 1944. Two crew members of a Sherman tank in Scinde Horse, part of Indian 31st Armoured Division in Iraq. Two crew members of a Sherman tank of the Scinde Horse, part of the Indian 31st Armoured Division in Iraq. K 6697 Part of MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTIONUniversal Carrier and mortar team of the 6th Battalion, 13th Frontier Force Rifles, between Lanciano and Osogna on the central sector of the Eighth Army's front, 13 December 1943. Universal Carrier and mortar team of the 6th Battalion, 13th Frontier Force Rifles, between Lanciano and Osogna on the central sector of the Eighth Army's front, 13 December 1943Visit of King George VI to Umbertide, Italy, July-August 1944.Visit of King George VI to Umbertide, Italy, July-August 1944.World War II in East Africa, 1940–1941WW 1 - wounded Indian soldiers Brighton UKWith Hands injured while Grasping the Enemy's Bayonets at close Quarters. Indians in Hospital in England.Visit of King George VI to Umbertide, Italy, July-August 1944 Copyright NAMVICTORY MARCH, LONDON 19 JULY 1919 Indian Army contingent (Indian Army contingent (Sikhs) passing along the Mall. THE GALLIPOLI CAMPAIGN, APRIL 1915-JANUARY 1916 (Q 13665) Colonel Kishan Singh Sirdar Bahadur and Dr Sampuran Singh, two Indian officers of an Indian mule company who got all the mules and their carts off during the Suvla Bay evacuation. Two Indian Sikh soldiers of the 29th Infantry Brigade who fought alongside the Australian Light Horse in the campaigns in Sinai, Palestine and Syria.Sikh Troops on the Tigris on their way to a Festival.War against the Turks: New Zealand troops forming up prior to advancing. An Indian Mountain gun being seen in the distance.The reported concentration by Turkey of a large camel force on the Egyptian frontier A camel corps of the Indian Army - The Mule Corps of the Indian Army played an integral part in the various theatres during the First World War such as France, Gallipoli, Egypt and BasraThe landing of Indian soldiers in France Non-commissioned officers of an Indian lancer regiment, representative of the force which has joined the allies in EuropeDome Hospital in Brighton - 680 beds converted for injured Indian troops.