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Saragarhi site to be revealed in New Delhi talk


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23/07/2017
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    We’re proud to announce that Capt. J. Singh-Sohal will be delivering a guest lecture at the prestigious United Services Institute (USI) of India in a month’s time about the Battle of Saragarhi. The talk will take in the untold but true story of the battle, as well as showcase for the first time moving footage […]

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    Haughton’s Grave Rediscovered


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    17/07/2017
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    During our filming for “Saragarhi: The True Story” we have been delving deep into two leaders who’s courage and duty proved crucial on the Samana in 1897. One was Havildar Ishar Singh, about whom very little is know. The other is the commanding officer of the 36th Sikhs, Lt Col John Haughton. Haughton’s life and […]

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    Saragarhi Live – Full Collection


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    08/07/2017
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    During the course of producing the “Saragarhi: The True Story” documentary, we have undertaken several Facebook Live streams from various places associated with the battle.  Below is a summary of our videos for you to enjoy: Saragarhi Live: Haughton’s Memorial   Saragarhi Live: The Heliograph   Saragarhi Live: Amritsar Memorial   Saragarhi Live: The Martini […]

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    Saragarhi talk at Southall Cadets


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    06/06/2017
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    We had a fantastic time visiting Southall and speaking about the battle of Saragarhi to 193 Cadets (Army Cadets) and 1846 Squadron (Air Cadets). The group of young people were between the ages of 12 – 18, and they were given insight into the battle and got to handle the Martini Henry mk IV rifle. […]

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    After Annexation: Frontier Defence to the last stand at Saragarhi


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    05/06/2017
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    On Sunday 4th June, we were invited to the fantastic Anglo-Sikhs Wars exhibiton in Leicester to make a presentation about what happened after the fall of the second Sikh Empire. “After Annexation: Frontier Defence to the last stand at Saragarhi” was presented by writer and filmmaker J. Singh-Sohal (pictured) and delved into how the Sikhs […]

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    Sunrise for the 21 at Saragarhi


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    03/06/2017
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    The defenders of Saragarhi saw the sun rise over Fort Lockhart on the day of battle! By Richard Fowell, expert heliographer While doing some calculations to determine the heliograph settings to signal from Saragarhi to Fort Lockhart, I spotted something that would make a memorable scene in any film about the battle of Saragarhi. Viewed from […]

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    Superposition of Fort Lockhart view from Saragarhi


    Date
    31/05/2017
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    Superposition of Fort Lockhart view from Saragarhi By guest blogger Richard A. Fowell (heliography expert) The analysis showing locations visible to both forts places Saragarhi quite well in the East-West direction for a given position North or South, but is a bit fuzzy in the N/S direction. [1] The period photos taken of Fort Lockhart […]

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    Is Saragarhi in the right place?


    Date
    29/05/2017
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    Through our Saragarhi Live videos we’ve connected with many people from around the world who are interested in the battle and our forthcoming film. A continuing conversation with one of these has been fascinating and forms the basis of this post – pinpointing exactly where Saragarhi is and why this location was the best for […]

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    How did Saragarhi signaller Gurmukh Singh configure his heliograph?


    Date
    26/05/2017
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    Guest blog by heliography expert Richard Fowell, California During the battle of Saragarhi, Sepoy Gurmukh Singh would have signaled Fort Lockhart with his heliograph configured with a single mirror early in the day, and with two mirrors later in the day.  The first attachment shows an 1886 illustration of the two configurations, and below that is […]

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    Saragarhi and the Indian Order of Merit – Clarification


    Date
    25/04/2017
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    This blog post serves to act as a clarification on the issue of whether the 21 Sikhs at Saragarhi were actually awarded the Indian Order of Merit (IOM), at the time in 1897 the highest award of gallantry available to native Indians (the Victoria Cross legibility changed in 1911). The Sikh Regiment archives lend us […]

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