Second Anglo Sikh
War - Shere Singh, body guard, and Sikh troops.
The Illustrated London
News - 27/1/1849
"Sikhs caught hold
of the bayonets of their assailants with their left hand
and closing with their adversary dealt furious sword blows
with their right - this circumstance alone to demonstrate
the rare species of courage possessed by these men"
- General Thackwell, 2nd Anglo-Sikh war