National Geographic : 1945 Jul
The National Geographic Magazine 'I Emil Reynolds from American Red Cross In Calcutta a Red Cross Girl Views the Holy Words of the Sikhs' Sacred Granth Before she climbed to the dais in this temple, she and accompanying GI's washed their hands and feet at a fount and checked their cigarette cases at the door. Yanks found the Sikhs "the wildest-looking birds, but the swellest guys" (page 126). Taking pride in their hair and silky beards, which they rarely cut or shave, Sikhs are rated among India's finest fighters and have played an important role in this war. a - I ii !i ii............. :,i '- ii .......