Indian Troops

Immediately after the beginning of the war England shipped 70,000 native troops from India to Europe

There they came: Sikhs and Ghurkas from the Himalyas, Bengal lancers from the Ganges, and Mahrata infantrymen from the torrid central plains.
They continued to wear their turbans even where the remainder of their uniform was khaki.
And, of course, the helmeted officers are Englishmen.

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