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The 21 sikh bravehearts of #Sarahgarhi
Battle of Saragarhi in which 21 Sikh soldiers of d British India Army fought valiantly against a force of 10000 Afghan tribal warriors. However a lot of we may not know about d more details that's considered 1of d greatest in world 👇1
While d Afghan tribes hd claimed dt they lost a total of180 men in d Battle it was reported a total of 600 bodies of Afghan tribal warriors were found on d battlefield. Afgan tribal army wd 10000 armies couldn’t breach d Saragarhi Fort in NE frontier of India for over 7 hrs👇2
D Sikh soldiers did hv a tiny advantage. Due to d fact dt they were in the British Indian Army, they did hv d latest rifle, which was technologically superior d Martini Henry rifle. It was a breech-loading rifle which weighed approximately 10 pounds 👇3
It was said dt Afghans were so in awe of d Sikh soldiers dt they tried 2 not only bribe them to give up d fort but also offered to join d Afghan army. Of course Sikh soldiers lead by Ishar Singh hd other plans. All 21 soldiers laid down their life & held d fort for 7 hrs👇4
However, their sacrifice didn’t go in vain bcz their resistance at d Saragarhi Fort delayed d Afghan’s advancing to d Fort Gulistan & gave d time for reinforcements to reach. It's also said dt once d Afghans had breached d walls of d fort, leader Havildar Ishar Singh 👇5
asked his team members to retreat further inside the fort and took two of his best soldiers to face the Afghans face-to-face. Great Britain
had halted their parliament during proceedings to give a standing ovation to those 21 fallen Sikh soldiers for their courage & bravery👇6
In fact, none other than #QueenVictoria herself hd said “Its no exaggeration to record dt d armies which possess d valiant Sikhs can't face defeat in war. 21 vs 10,000.” It's considered to be d last of the greatest stands. Its also recorded in d collection of list
8 stories of collective bravery in d history of mankind” assembled by UNESCO. Only reason dt d world
today knows about d details of d Battle bcz of heliographic msgs which were communicated btn Sikh troops ,Lt Col John Haughton at Fort Lockhart & Major Charles Voeux in Gulistan
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