Saragarhi, looking back at the battle on it’s 121st anniversary

Saragarhi Outpost

Throughout the ever increasing vestiges of history there are no shortages of options for great “last stands.” The Spartans at Thermopylae is probably the first that comes to most peoples minds. But many others could just as easily be remembered, The British vs the Zulu at Rorke’s Drift, The Americans lost in the Argonne, The last group of Samurai standing up the the government, etc. My personal favorite however is one of the lesser known, but no less impressive. The Battle of Saragarhi. For this we must head over to the Indian subcontinent. To the mountains on the border between Afghanistan and modern day Pakistan. Back in 1897 however this was the edge of British India. The local Afghan tribes […]

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