Storming of Delhi, 1857

G F Atkinson

Storming of Delhi, 1857
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Storming of Delhi, 1857.

Coloured lithograph from 'The Campaign in India 1857-58', a series of 26 coloured lithographs by William Simpson, E Walker and others, after G F Atkinson, published by Day and Son, 1857-1858.

By 14 September 1857 the British had about 9,000 men before Delhi. A third were British while the rest were Sikhs, Punjabis and Gurkhas. The assault began when artillery breached the city walls and sappers blew in the Kashmir Gate. It took a week of vicious street fighting before Delhi was finally taken. The British and their Indian allies then ransacked the city in an orgy of looting and killing.

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NAM. 1971-02-33-495-21

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