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    Khalifah-Tul-Masih visits a British memorial to Indian troops killed in the Great War.

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    Brighton, Sussex.

    Title: "Never Forgotten. His Holiness the Khalifah-Tul-Masih visits Memorial to our Fallen Comrades-in-Arms from India in Great War".

    Panning shot follows a parade of Sikh men walking up the steps of a large war memorial. C/U of five Sikh men - presumably the middle men in the spectacles is Khalifah-Tul-Masih. M/S of the men in prayer, they raise their hands, with their palms facing upwards. M/S, looking through the pillars of the memorial, of the Khalifah praying. L/S of the group of Sikh men praying, we see that the memorial resembles an Indian temple, another cameraman films the event from the bottom of the steps.

    M/S of a row of Sikh men praying on prayer mats in front of the Brighton Pavilion. C/U of the Khalifah in prayer - he kneels with his head touching the ground.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    01:18:50:00 / 01:19:56:00
    G 1116

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  1. Unknown user says

    During the First World War (1914-18) over one and a half million Indian army soldiers saw active service alongside British troops. Twelve thousand Indian soldiers who were wounded on the Western Front were hospitalised at sites around Brighton. These included York Place School, the Dome, the Corn Exchange and the Royal Pavilion.

    The fifty-three Hindu and Sikh soldiers who died in Brighton were taken to a peaceful resting place on the Sussex Downs near Patcham for cremation, after which their ashes were scattered in the sea, in accordance with their religious rites.

    The Muslim brothers in arms, totalling nineteen, were buried in a purpose built burial ground near to the Shah Jehan Mosque in Woking. Built in 1889, the mosque is the oldest of its kind in north-west Europe.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Just a correction for the description of this video.
    This video is showing Hadrat Mirza Bashir ud din Mahmood who is Khalifatul Massih Sani (II) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. The other people accompanying his holiness are not Sikhs but are his companions; Ahmadi muslims. They were shown saying their prayers (Salat)
    His Holiness visited England to attend Wembley’s Conference of Living Religions 1924 invited by Mr. William Loftus Hare.’s_Conference_of_Living_Religions_1924

    To learn more about Ahmadiyya Muslim Community you can visit these official websites.

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