He may not have learned much history at his minor public school, but the left-behind luvvie knows it’s wrong to cast a Sikh in a first world war film
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I have not seen 1917 but have been told that the Sikh soldier is part of a white unit or a least around white soldiers. If this happened it was rare and so rare that you could accuse the film of forced diversity for finding a way to show it. Laurence is correct.

Like the journalist sarcastically said I have used google. I came straight to wiki the worlds encyclopedia and what a surprise there is little to no information about this but it does mention what I already know, Sikhs were in their own battalions, they were not mixed in with white soldiers and 'one of the lads'. I would imagine language barriers would have been a problem not worth creating by mixing the Sikhs with British soldiers.

So it's debatable whether a Sikh would be anywhere other than in a Sikh battalion and it does look like Laurence is right that it's forced diversity but what if he is wrong?

I believe we should be free to have conversations and think out loud, be wrong and make mistakes. I know it's hard for the guardian types to understand that.

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All around The Guardian office, blood pressure rising, and swivelling eyes darting about on protruded stalks. Keep up the good work, Laurence.

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