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War of the Colonies

On September 12, 1897, in the Tirah region of the North-West Frontier Province, now in Pakistan, 10,000 Pashtuns attacked the city of Saragarhi, beginning at about 9 a.m. There were only 21 Sikh soldiers of the 36th Sikh regiment remaining at Saragarhi and they had two choices – to retreat or to face 10,000 Pashtuns. What’s surprising...

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