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The Army Championships
The Sphere - [top] "A Sikh Member in the Black Sea Army Team Throwing the Weight." The Black Sea amry team have come to England to compete in the Army Championships at Aldershot, at which place they are now training. The man in the picture is a Sikh. His long hair is fastened up in a manner which gives him a distinctive appearance. [bottom] "Starting for a Practice Sprint." With the exception of one man - the third from the left - the runners are all Sikhs, as their pecuilar style of hairdressing denotes. They are Indian soldiers from the contingent serving in the amry of occupation in the nighbourhood of the Black Sea. There districts will be occupied until after the conclusion of peace with Turkey. These Sikhs are training for the championships at Aldershot, and are fine athletic specimens of a warlike race. 30/08/1919

 

 

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