Battle Rattle Podcast

Feb 10 2021 • 28 mins

On a small hillock in a remote ridge on a forgotten frontier between Pakistan and Afghanistan sat a small signal tower in a dusty village. In 1897, the 22 Sikh soldiers employed by the British army operating this signal tower were surrounded by at least 8,000 Pashtun warriors. They were invited to surrender, but their response would make Saragarhi one of the most impressive last stands in the annals of military history.