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“Saragarhi: The True Story” Film Screening

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

When 21 Sikh soldiers stood against 10,000 men: the battle of Saragarhi

In the late 19th century, tensions were heightened between Britain and Russia as the nations battled over territories in central Asia. British forces held vulnerable posts on the colonial border between British India and Afghanistan, threatened by both Russian forces and Afghan tribes. Here, Captain Jay Singh-Sohal explores the events that occurred 120 years ago this month at the battle of Saragarhi, which saw a British outpost surrounded by 10,000 Afghan tribesmen, and shares the remarkable story of a valiant last stand that would reverberate around the British empire…

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Date:
September 12
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Organiser

Matty Bradley

Venue

Royal Asiatic Society Lecture Theatre
14 Stephenson Way
London, NW1 2HD United Kingdom
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Phone:
02073884539
Website:
www.royalasiaticsociety.org