SOLIHULL REMEMBERS: Special exhibition on town’s World War soldiers launched

Solihull – VIJAY SHAH via DAVID IRWIN and BirminghamLive The central England town of Solihull, which lies close to the major city of Birmingham, has launched a World War I historical exhibition to commemorate the locals who gave their lives and who fought gallantly in the ‘Great War’, which saw its centenary last year. The exhibition will feature tales of an underage soldier, a recipient of the Victoria Cross, and two soldier siblings who perished within two hours of each other on the gloomy battlefields of continental Europe. An under-age soldier, Victoria Cross winner and 2 brothers who died within … Continue reading SOLIHULL REMEMBERS: Special exhibition on town’s World War soldiers launched

SHRIMANT BAJIRAO PESHWA: Legendary warrior of the Marathas

Today marks the birth anniversary of Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa, a notable Indian warrior and statesman whose military campaigns and able governance changed the face of the Maratha Empire at its heyday in the 18th century. While he was notably revered during the days of Maratha struggles against Mughal domination and its attendant religious persecution, today his deeds and nobility are virtually unknown outside his native Maharashtra and many contemporary citizens of the Republic of India would meet the mention of his name with a blank and confused expression. Born on the 18th of August 1700, Bajirao was the eldest son … Continue reading SHRIMANT BAJIRAO PESHWA: Legendary warrior of the Marathas