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Battle of Ferozeshah 171st anniversary Lecture



Battle of Ferozeshah 171st anniversary Lecture

The Sikh Museum Initiative presents:
Battle of Ferozeshah 171st anniversary Lecture

Amarpal Singh Sidhu-Author of The ‘First Anglo-Sikh War’ and the recently published ‘The Second Anglo-Sikh War.’

As part of the project: Anglo Sikh Wars: Battles, treaties and Relics

9th December 6:15 to 8pm
Newarke Houses Museum
Le2 7by

The Battle of Ferozeshah was fought between 21 and 22 December 1845 between the Sikhs and the British East India Company at the village of the same name around 15 miles south-east of the Sutlej River in the Punjab. With the outcome of the battle on a knife edge and with the British forces out of ammunition, the Governor General, Lord Hardinge had ordered his state papers to be destroyed and made other preparations in case of defeat or surrender. The withdrawal of the Sikh forces by the Sikh Commanders however meant the British won the encounter despite heavy casualties. The battle was summed up by a speaker in Parliament, who called it “a high cost for a victory that was not very far removed from failure.”

About the author

Amarpal Singh Sidhu was born in the Punjab, India. He spent over 20 years working in the software industry before turning to his real interest in military history and the exploration and analysis of battlefields. Amarpal has appeared and collaborated on history programs for several TV channels. He currently lives in London with his wife and two sons.

Signed copies of his book will be available for sale on the day.

RSVP at info@sikhmuseum.org.uk

Newarke Houses Museum


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