From a Sikh in hospital in Brighton to his mother in the Punjab - original in Gurmukhi, dated 7th March, 1915
"No one here says he will return to India, Even the English do not speak thus, but say that every man will be killed. They say that the war will only begin next month and that what has already passed is nothing. They also say that in any case the Germans will destroy all of us utterly. When the Germans attacked Russia, they drove her back. For the Germans are very powerful. We are now in the same trenches in which we were at the beginning."