Gorka's Rifles. Mussoree Bataillons

Made:
c. 1858 in India
photographer:
Felice Beato
'Gorka's Rifles. Mussoree Bataillons'
      A photograph of a group of Gurkha soldiers with their British officer

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'Gorka's Rifles. Mussoree Bataillons' A photograph of a group of Gurkha soldiers with their British officer
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A photograph entitled 'Gorka's Rifles. Mussoree Bataillons' taken by Felice Beato, c. 1858.

This photograph, taken during the Indian Mutiny, shows a group of Gurkha soldiers and their British officer. The first Gurkha Regiments were incorporated into the British army in about 1816 and served as troops under contract to the British East India Company Army and the British Indian Army.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1939-180/5
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford