Saragarhi: The True Story

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To Commemorate the 120th Anniversary of the Battle of Saragarhi

This is a significant and historic battle. The documentary brings home through the unseen footage, the dedication, tenacity and unstinting bravery of the Sikh soldiers of yesteryear and which holds fast today.

On the 12th September 1897, 21 Sikh soldiers of the 36th (Sikh) Regiment of Bengal Infantry defended to the last man a small communications post against the onslaught of 10,000 Pashtun tribesmen, during a year of tribal uprisings on the North West Frontier between British India and Afghanistan. Now, to mark the battles 120th anniversary, filmmaker and acclaimed member of the British Army Captain J. Singh-Sohal takes you on a journey to find out just what happened at Saragarhi; through rare-images, 3-D visualisations and never-before-seen footage of the ruins as they stand today. A must for those interested in Indian history and heritage.

Jagjeet “Jay” Singh-Sohal is a writer and filmmaker. A qualified journalist, Jay worked in television news between 2007 – 2015 for ITV and Sky News. He now works as a communications and media engagement consultant in London. A keen military history enthusiast, he has researched, written, filmed and spoken regularly about British Indian history and current affairs. Now, he brings together more than 7 years of researching and writing about Saragarhi to release a documentary that tells the true story of the battle for the first time. Jay also serves as a Captain in the British Army Reserve. He is a trustee of the “Commonwealth War Graves Foundation” and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In 2017 he was awarded the “Sikh Jewel Award” by the prestigious British Sikh Association, and the “Certificate of Meritorious Service” by the Army.