Villages of Warriors

Part1 - Military Apshinge - Maharashtra, India

Apshinge village is a small village tucked away in a remote part of Satara in Maharashtra, India, where at least one member of every family in the village has served & is serving in the armed forces. The village is popularly known as Military Apshinge that has a tradition of villagers taking part in armed forces from the 17th century, fighting for great Maratha king. 

According to available records, 46 soldiers fought in World War I from Apshinge village 14 of them died fighting. To recognize significant contribution British government installed a memorial in the village in the memory of these soldiers.

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