A French postcard celebrating the presence of Indian troops with the British army fighting against the Germans. Dafadar Chanda Singh writes to Arur [sp?] Singh in Lahore District, Punjab in Urdu on Nov. 15, 1916 expressing sentiments that many soldiers did in letters from the period:
"You say that you are always worried about me. I am so comfortable here that I can hardly express my feelings. These good people take more care of us than ever our parents did. Parents sometimes get angry with their children and stop their dinner. Not so with these parents. They give us milk to drink every evening, dry our clothes and continually ask after our health. I cannot sufficiently praise their affection, and I must say that no mother or wife or brother or sister has ever shown us such kindness. There is no anxiety and no discomfort; only one thing is lacking – your presence."
From David Omissi, Indian Voices of the Great War Soldiers' Letters, 1914-18, MacMillan, 1999, p. 255.