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  Battle of Saragarhi - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Battle of Saragarhi was fought on 12 September 1897 between 21 Sikhs of the 4th Battalion (then 36th Sikhs) of the Sikh Regiment of India, defending an army post, and 10,000 Afghan and Orakazais tribesmen.
The contingent of the 21 Sikhs was led by Havildar Ishar Singh, and all chose to fight to the death instead of surrendering.
Battle of Saragarhi is a saga of supreme sacrifice by a garrison of 21 Sikhs, who laid down their lives defending an army post on the northwestern frontiers of Undivided India.
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 A Gateway to Sikhism
Saragarhi is the incredible story of 21 men of the 36th Sikh Regiment (currently the 4th Sikh Regiment) who gave up their lives in devotion to their duty.
The Battle at Saragarhi is one of eight stories of collective bravery published by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
All the 21 valiant men of this epic battle were awarded the Indian Order of Merit Class III (posthumously) which at the time was one of the highest gallantry awards given to Indian troops and is considered equivalent to the present-day Vir Chakra.
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 Zafarnama
This epic battle is worth recounting as a singular example of unmatched courage, absolute devotion to duty, unflinching loyalty and giving supreme sacrifice of life for a cause.
Saragarhi was considered the most important of these minor forts, because through it signaling communications was maintained between Forts Lockhart and Gulistan along the Samana ridge.
Saragarhi defenders fought with fixed bayonets and rapid fire against the multitudes that poured through the breach and Signaler Gurmukh Singh continued to give a graphic picture of the battle to the Commanding Officer using his holiograph.
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 Battle of Saragarhi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Saragarhi was fought on 12 September 1897 between twenty one Sikhs of the 4th Battalion (then 36th Sikhs) of the Sikh Regiment of India, defending an army post, and 10,000 Afghan and Orakazais tribesmen.
The contingent of the twenty one Sikhs was led by Havildar Ishar Singh, and all chose to fight to the death instead of surrendering.
The battle has been ranked as one of very few events of such bravery and has been compared to Thermopylae, where a small Greek force faced a large and mighty Persian army of Xerxes (480 BC).
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 Epic Battle of Saragarhi
But, sadly, one discovers that whilst this battle of epic dimensions is taught to children in France and is one of the eight stories of collective bravery published by UNESCO, it at best finds peripheral mention in our history volumes for our children and future generations to draw sustenance from.
The battle of Saragarhi is one of the five most significant events of its kind in the world, beginning from the saga of Thermopylae, associated with the heroic stand by a small Greek force against the mighty Persian Army led by Xerxes in 480 BC.
It is this witness by the immortal heroes of Saragarhi which has made an unforgettable contribution of immense significance to the great traditions of the Indian Army which the Indian people but justly hold in such high esteem and warm affection.
www.sikhreview.org /may2000/valour.htm   (0 words)

  
 Welcome to The Institute of Sikh Studies-->Publications
Saragarhi post was by now a mix of friend and foe, the dead and the dying as Ishar's remaining soldiers lunged at the tribesmen to take as many as possible with them in their final moments.At Ishar’s command, Signalman Gurmukh Singh sent a final message on the helio.
The XXXVI Sikh had lost 23 men in all, including the 21 at Saragarhi Post.On the hallowed ground, the Saragarhi Post, made sacred by the supreme sacrifice of these 21 men of the XXXVI Sikh, was latter erected a stone cairn by the Army.
This is what was then written about the defenders of Saragarhi :On Saragarhi's ramparts died the bravest of the brave,Neath Saragarhi's ruined wallsThey found a fitting grave.For Saragarhi bears the Fame,They gave their lives to Save.John Haughton raised the sister battalion, the XXXV Sikh, in the summer of 1887.
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 The Battle of Saragarhi
To commemorate their bravery, three gurdwaras were erected — one at Saragarhi, the venue of the battle, the second at Firozpur and the third here at Amritsar.
Saragarhi, a communications post was beseiged by over 10,000 tribesmen with only 21 soldiers, all Sikhs, of the 36th Sikh Regiment.
The battle of Saragarhi Hill fought on 12 September 1897 has been cited by UNESCO as one of the five most significant events of its kind in World history.
www.kabira.freeservers.com /saragarhi.html   (2094 words)

  
 SARAGARHI BATTLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Saragarhi Battle of, a heroic action fought by a small detachment of Sikh soldiers against heavy odds, took place on 12 September 1897 in the Tirah region of North-West Frontier Province (now in Pakistan).
The heroes of Saragarhi, barely 22 in number, belonged to the 36th Sikhs, since redesignated as 4th Battalion of the Sikh Regiment of the Indian Army.
Saragarhi was a small picket perched on a rocky-rib cropping up transversely across Samana Ridge half-way between Fort Lockhart and Gulistan preventing direct communication between the two bases.
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 Battle of Saragarhi - SikhiWiki, free Sikh encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
SARAGARHI, BATTLE OF, a heroic action fought by a small detachment of Sikh soldiers against heavy odds, took place on 12 September 1897 in the Tirah region of NorthWest Frontier Province (now in Pakistan).
The Battle of Saragarhi fought by men of 36th Sikhs in 1897, is an epitome of raw courage, sheer grit and unshakable determination.
Saragarhi was a small signaling post located between Fort Lockhart and Fort Gulistan on the Samana Ridge in the N.W.F.P. On September 12, 1897 about 10,000 Afridis and Orakazais tribesmen swarmed towards Saragarhi, while another group cut off all links from Forts Gulistan and Lockhart.
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 The Sikh Regiment
Comments: The Sikh Regiment is one of the highest decorated regiments of the Indian Army, with 72 Battle Honours, 15 Theatre Honours and 5 COAS Unit Citations besides 2 Param Vir Chakras, 14 Maha Vir Chakras, 5 Kirti Chakras, 67 Vir Chakras and 1596 other gallantry awards.
The Battle of Saragarhi fought by 36th Sikh (now 4 Sikh) in 1897, is an epitome of Valour, Courage, Bravery and Sacrifice.
This 'Kohinoor' of the Sikh Regiment is one of the ten most famous battles of the world.
www.bharat-rakshak.com /LAND-FORCES/Army/Regiments/Sikh.html   (486 words)

  
 Sikh
The Battle of Saragarhi (1897) is remembered as one of many battles where the Sikhs have fought with unflinching strength.
In the Battle of Saragarhi, the Sikh Havildar Ishar Singh with 21 other soldiers fought with great bravery against 10,000 Afridi tribesmen.
This battle has been taught in history lessons in French schools for many years as a model and an example of extreme human bravery, sacrifice and of comradeship.
www.starrepublic.org /encyclopedia/wikipedia/s/si/sikh.html   (1609 words)

  
 The Sikh Regiments : Gateway to Sikhism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Battle at Saragarhi is one of eight stories of collective bravery published by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
The defenders of Saragarhi under the indomitable and inspiring leadership of their detachment commander, Havildar Ishar Singh, resolved to defend their post in the best tradition of their race and regiment.
The battle had come too close for Sepoy Gurmukh Singh's comfort, so he asked Battalion HQs for permission to shut down the heliograph and take up his rifle.
allaboutsikhs.com /warriors/saragarhi_1897.htm   (1274 words)

  
 Saragarhi -Battle is school curriculum in France
“Saragarhi is the implausible story about Hawaldar Isher Singh and 20 other men of 36th Sikh Regiment who sacrificed their lives in devotion to their duty repulsing more than 10,000 men of the enemy.
… UNESCO mentioned the battle as one of the five most considerable events of its type in the world.
…When news of the battle reached London, both Houses of Parliament gave a rare standing ovation in honour of the 21 Sikhs who died holding the post.
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 Sikh Regiment
Following numerous heroic and valiant battles by the Khalsa Army, XIV Ferozepur (1 Sikh, now 4 Mechanised Infantry), and XV Ludhiana (2 Sikh) were raised from the soliders of the vanquished force on August 1, 1846.
The fourth battalion of the Sikh Regiment celebrated the 107th anniversary of the battle of Saragarhi in 2004 at its location somewhere in Central Sector.
On this occasion, the battle of saragarhi was enacted by the battalion as a highlight of the two-day celebrations.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/india/rgt-sikh.htm   (924 words)

  
 Sikh army regiments infantry valour war
With 73 Battle Honours, the largest collection of Victoria Crosses-Param Vir Chakras and equivalent, the Saga of Saragarhi, the young soldiers of the Sikh Regiment are proud to wear the regimental colours of India's highest decorated regiment.
After this battle the battalion was among the vanguard in pushing the Japanese back and recapturing Rangoon.
In a grim battle working with bayonets and going from trench to trench the feature was cleared by the morning of 13 December.
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 Read about Sikh Soldiers at www.sikh-history.com
It has been mentioned as one of the five most significant events of its kind in the world which includes the Saga of Thermoplyae associated with the heroic stand of a small Greek force against the mighty Persian Army of Xerxes in 480 BC.
t Saragarhi, the enemy made two determined attempts to rush the gate of the post and on both occasions the defenders repulsed the assault.
ll the 21 valiant men of this epic battle were awarded the Indian Order of Merit Class I (posthumously) which at the time was the highest gallantry award given to Indian troops and was considered equivalent to the Victoria Cross and the present day Param Vir Chakra, India's highest valour medal.
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 South and SE Asia: Battle of the Samana forts (re Rajput)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Saragarhi was one of the 4 fortresses in Sanama and there was no chance of escape from it.
Saragarhi was one of the 4 fortresses in Sanama
Different invaders have won battles and occupied the land for 5, 10, or 20 years, but they never stayed too long, when they tried to force things on the Pathans, the Pathans always revolted, and in the end vanquished themselves and took their revenge out.
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 Indian Sikh Peacekeepers in Lebanon - Military Photos
These Soldiers are from the 800 Indian peacekeeping soldiers from 4 Sikh Regiment, one of the oldest and highest decorated Regiments of the Indian Army and the world.
In addition it has also earned 73 battle honours and 38 theatre honours besides four COAS Unit Citation (including the one bestowed upon 8 Sikh during the 1999 Kargil episode) and two "Bravest of the Brave" citations.
One of their most famous battles was the Battle of Saragarhi.
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 Victorious Cross
The most striking example is the epic battle of Saragarhi, fought in 1897 in the mountains of the North-Western Frontier Province.
Etched in military history as one of the five greatest battles ever fought, it is taught in schools of France and figures as one of the eight collective stories on bravery.
Capt Ishar won the VC for extraordinary deeds of valour during a three-hour battle on the North-Western Frontier Province in 1921.
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 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Mailbag
N recalling the Battle of Saragarhi fought on Sept 12, 1897 (Sept 12), Pritam Bhullar has kept alive the dictum that “soldering is the profession of the living and the dead”.
The 20 soldiers of 4 Sikh who died fighting at Saragarhi to the last man’ accounted 450 of the enemy in dead and wounded.
Recorded history apart, I have occasionally heard from old soldiers that the Battle of Saragarhi had found a place in the school texts in France in the 1920s as an example of supreme valour on the battlefield.
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To commemorate the battle, an impressive obelisk was built at Fort Lockhart at Samana.
The Battle of Saragarhi has been included in the syllabus in schools of France.
Recipient of two battle honours-Zojila and Poongli Bridge—the regiment this year was also honoured with Chief of the Army Staff Unit Citation for counter-insurgency operations in the North-East.
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 British Empire: Forces: Campaigns: Tirah: Samana
The two forts were 3 miles apart and in between was a smaller fort called Saragarhi used as a signalling post.
The signaller at Saragarhi was able to let Haughton, at Lockhart, know that they were short of ammunition, so at 3pm Haughton led a sortie of 93 men to relieve Saragarhi, but he was just too late because at 3.30pm the corner collapsed and the enemy poured into Saragarhi.
Lt Munn was severely wounded in the Waran Valley on 16th November and in the last battle of the campaign, Lieutenant-Colonel John Haughton was killed leading the 36th.
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 Singhs at Crossroads » 2007 » March
It does show that in the history of mankind, the belief in defending ones country, way of life and beliefs from being annihilated by tyrants and those who thought they were gods existed before our own history.
Well if you do a quick search of the word Saragarhi, you will find a link between the Spartans and a little known act of heroic valour in the battlefield by 21 Sikh Soldiers in 1897.
at Saragarhi is one of eight stories of collective bravery published by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
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 The Battle of Naushera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Death of a great General Akali Phula Singh at this battle was the biggest cost of this battle for Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
In this battle not all of Ranjit Singh's forces took part, some regiments just waited for their turn which never came.
The battle of Naushera made it evident to the frontier tribesmen that the Afghan militia was weaker than those of Lahore troops.
kabira.freeservers.com /Naushera.html   (3310 words)

  
 WHY MRS. INDIRA GANDHI HATED THE SIKHS
An example of their PATRIOTISM was seen by the great Hindu "mahatma" MK Gandhi in Amritsar in 1919 and an example of their VALOUR was seen by the whole world at the Battle of Sarangarh in 1897.
Saragarhi, a communications post was beseiged by over 10,000 PATHAN (Afghan) tribesmen with only 21 soldiers, all Sikhs of the 36th Sikh Regiment.
Finally give to the Sikhs TERRITORY equal in size to WEST Punjab that was unconditionally surrendered by your "Nation of Jackals" and the timid "Fathers of Nation" to separatist ISLAM without consulting the Sikhs or demanding Referendum.
www.partitionofindia.com /_disk1/0000010b.htm   (997 words)

  
 - Grand River Branch - United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This battle is one of five stories of collective bravery published by UNESCO, one of the five most significant events of its kind in the world.
Britain made it mandatory for all school children to study this action and the governments of France, Italy, Japan and India made it part of their school syllabus and declared a holiday on September 12.
I'm sure all of you history buffs will know about this battle but it was new to us in the taxi and we were glad to share the story told by a Sikh who knew about our Loyalist history.
www.grandriveruel.ca /Grand_River_Conference_2003.htm   (553 words)

  
 Sikh - Definition, explanation
He inspired and eventually led a relatively small number of Sikh forces to remarkable triumphs over expansive state armies of the Mughal king Aurangzeb creating an entirely different form of combat and warfare to which most others were unfamiliar.
Often fighting battles against vastly superior numbers with great courage, Sikhs became known for winning by their determination and dedication to their mission.
Later under the British Empire, the Battle of Saragarhi (1897) is remembered as one of many battles where the Sikhs have fought with unflinching strength.
www.calsky.de /lexikon/en/txt/s/si/sikh.php   (1695 words)

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