British officers, Queen's Own Guides, 1878 (c)

John Burke

British officers, Queen's Own Guides, 1878 (c)
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

British officers of the Queen's Own Guides, 1878 (c).

Photograph by John Burke, 2nd Afghan War, 1878 (c).

The Corps of Guides was originally raised in 1846 by Lieutenant Harry Lumsden in Peshawar. It consisted of both cavalry and infantry units. An elite regiment, the Guides were famous for being the first unit in the Indian or British Armies to dress in khaki.

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