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160 years of the Revolt of 1857: Images of the First War of Indian Independence

India | | May 10, 2017, 8:30 pm
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Armed horsemen attacking people in the streets of Delhi. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Armed horsemen attacking people in the streets of Delhi. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Indian rebel leader Nana Sahib, originally Brahmin Dundhu Panth, leads his band the Revolt of 1857.  Original Publication: People Disc - HH0194   (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Indian rebel leader Nana Sahib, originally Brahmin Dundhu Panth, leads his band the Revolt of 1857. Original Publication: People Disc - HH0194 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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June 1857: The death of Major Skene and his wife at the massacre of British residents in Jhansi during the Revolt of 1857.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

June 1857: The death of Major Skene and his wife at the massacre of British residents in Jhansi during the Revolt of 1857. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Lietenant Havelock and the Madras Fusiliers in action on the Charbagh Bridge at Lucknow, India during the Revolt of 1857 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Lietenant Havelock and the Madras Fusiliers in action on the Charbagh Bridge at Lucknow, India during the Revolt of 1857 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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British general Sir James Outram's encampment at Alambagh near Lucknow, during Revolt of 1857. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

British general Sir James Outram's encampment at Alambagh near Lucknow, during Revolt of 1857. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Indian soldiers (sepoys) of the Bengal army of the British East India Company rebelling in a battle scene during the Revolt of 1857. Original Artwork: Engraving entitled - Defeat Of The Sealkote Mutineers By General Nicholson's Column (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Indian soldiers (sepoys) of the Bengal army of the British East India Company rebelling in a battle scene during the Revolt of 1857. Original Artwork: Engraving entitled - Defeat Of The Sealkote Mutineers By General Nicholson's Column (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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A scene from the battle at Cawnpore (Kanpur) where an entire British garrison, including women and children, was wiped out during the Revolt of 1857. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A scene from the battle at Cawnpore (Kanpur) where an entire British garrison, including women and children, was wiped out during the Revolt of 1857. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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A British soldier waits to ambush rebels attempting to tunnel their way into the Residency during the Siege of Lucknow, part of the Revolt of 1857. 'Lying in Wait', an illustration from 'Sketches and Incidents of the Siege of Lucknow from Drawings made during the Siege by Clifford Henry Mecham, Lieutenant Madras Army'.  (Photo by Spencer Arnold/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A British soldier waits to ambush rebels attempting to tunnel their way into the Residency during the Siege of Lucknow, part of the Revolt of 1857. 'Lying in Wait', an illustration from 'Sketches and Incidents of the Siege of Lucknow from Drawings made during the Siege by Clifford Henry Mecham, Lieutenant Madras Army'. (Photo by Spencer Arnold/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Man Singh, Chief of Narwar, in Lucknow, 1858. He betrayed his friend Tantya Tope to the British, following the Revolt of 1857. (Photo by Felice Beato/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Man Singh, Chief of Narwar, in Lucknow, 1858. He betrayed his friend Tantya Tope to the British, following the Revolt of 1857. (Photo by Felice Beato/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Thomas Henry Kavanagh being disguised before leaving the Residency in Lucknow to lead the relief force during the Revolt of 1857. Original Publication: From 'Our Soldiers And The Victoria Cross' by S O Beeton  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Thomas Henry Kavanagh being disguised before leaving the Residency in Lucknow to lead the relief force during the Revolt of 1857. Original Publication: From 'Our Soldiers And The Victoria Cross' by S O Beeton (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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'Heavy Day In The Batteries' on the Delhi Ridge, during the Revolt of 1857.. A lithograph after a drawing by Captain George Franklin Atkinson. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

'Heavy Day In The Batteries' on the Delhi Ridge, during the Revolt of 1857.. A lithograph after a drawing by Captain George Franklin Atkinson. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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'Troops Of The Native Allies' during the Revolt of 1857. The army of the Maharajah of Kashmir, an ally of the British, makes its way toward Delhi. A lithograph after a drawing by Captain George Franklin Atkinson. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

'Troops Of The Native Allies' during the Revolt of 1857. The army of the Maharajah of Kashmir, an ally of the British, makes its way toward Delhi. A lithograph after a drawing by Captain George Franklin Atkinson. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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The repulse of a sortie during the Siege of Delhi, a conflict of the Revolt of 1857. The rebels advance on a British battery, who repel them with swords, bayonets and rifles. A lithograph by E Walker, after a drawing by Captain GF Atkinson. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The repulse of a sortie during the Siege of Delhi, a conflict of the Revolt of 1857. The rebels advance on a British battery, who repel them with swords, bayonets and rifles. A lithograph by E Walker, after a drawing by Captain GF Atkinson. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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June 1, 1857:  A group of Indian soldiers travelling to Delhi with elephants and cannons during the Revolt of 1857. Original Artwork: Entitled: The Advance Of The Siege Train To Attack Delhi by Captain G E Atkinson, Lithograph by W Simpson  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

June 1, 1857: A group of Indian soldiers travelling to Delhi with elephants and cannons during the Revolt of 1857. Original Artwork: Entitled: The Advance Of The Siege Train To Attack Delhi by Captain G E Atkinson, Lithograph by W Simpson (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Major-General Sir Hugh Wheeler's entrenchment at Cawnpore (now Kanpur), scene of the worst massacre the Revolt of 1857, June 1857. (Photo by Felice Beato/Henry Guttmann/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Major-General Sir Hugh Wheeler's entrenchment at Cawnpore (now Kanpur), scene of the worst massacre the Revolt of 1857, June 1857. (Photo by Felice Beato/Henry Guttmann/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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British soldiers storming Delhi during the Revolt of 1857.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

British soldiers storming Delhi during the Revolt of 1857. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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circa 1858:  General Wheeler's entrenchment at Cawnpore (now Kanpur), scene of the worst massacre during the Revolt of 1857 of June 1857. (Photo by Felice A Beato/Getty Images)

circa 1858: General Wheeler's entrenchment at Cawnpore (now Kanpur), scene of the worst massacre during the Revolt of 1857 of June 1857. (Photo by Felice A Beato/Getty Images)

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August 1857: The Revolt of 1857, armed forces in the street and ruined buildings. Original Publication: Illustrated London News - The Sepoy Rising - pub. 1867  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

August 1857: The Revolt of 1857, armed forces in the street and ruined buildings. Original Publication: Illustrated London News - The Sepoy Rising - pub. 1867 (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Disarmament of the 26th Indian regiment at Barrackpore, India during the Revolt of 1857.  Illustration - WHD  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Disarmament of the 26th Indian regiment at Barrackpore, India during the Revolt of 1857. Illustration - WHD (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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British soldiers dig a hole in order to ambush rebels attempting to tunnel their way into the Residency, during the Siege of Lucknow, part of the Revolt of 1857. A lithograph by E Walker after a drawing by Lieutenant Clifford Henry Mecham. An illustration from 'Sketches and Incidents of the Siege of Lucknow from Drawings made during the Siege by Clifford Henry Mecham, Lieutenant Madras Army'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

British soldiers dig a hole in order to ambush rebels attempting to tunnel their way into the Residency, during the Siege of Lucknow, part of the Revolt of 1857. A lithograph by E Walker after a drawing by Lieutenant Clifford Henry Mecham. An illustration from 'Sketches and Incidents of the Siege of Lucknow from Drawings made during the Siege by Clifford Henry Mecham, Lieutenant Madras Army'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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An abandoned cannon (left) on the Cawnpore Road in Lucknow, India, 1858, after the siege of the British Residency during the Revolt of 1857. The picture is taken from the direction of the Residency. (Photo by Felice Beato/Henry Guttmann/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

An abandoned cannon (left) on the Cawnpore Road in Lucknow, India, 1858, after the siege of the British Residency during the Revolt of 1857. The picture is taken from the direction of the Residency. (Photo by Felice Beato/Henry Guttmann/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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circa 1857:  One of the Indian soldiers who assisted the British in suppressing the the Revolt of 1857, when the sepoys of the Bengal army formed a rebellion.  (Photo by Henry Guttmann/Getty Images)

circa 1857: One of the Indian soldiers who assisted the British in suppressing the the Revolt of 1857, when the sepoys of the Bengal army formed a rebellion. (Photo by Henry Guttmann/Getty Images)

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The British army storm the batteries at Battle of Badli-ki-Serai near Delhi, during the Revolt of 1857, June 8, 1857. A lithograph by W Simpson, after a drawing by Captain G F Atkinson. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The British army storm the batteries at Battle of Badli-ki-Serai near Delhi, during the Revolt of 1857, June 8, 1857. A lithograph by W Simpson, after a drawing by Captain G F Atkinson. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Sikh officers of Hodson's Horse, pictured at the time of the Revolt of 1857. (Photo by Felice Beato/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Sikh officers of Hodson's Horse, pictured at the time of the Revolt of 1857. (Photo by Felice Beato/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Captain William Alexander Kerr, South Mahratta Horse, fighting at Kolapoor (now Kohlapur) during the Revolt of 1857.  Illustration from 'Our Soldiers And The Victoria Cross' edited by S O Beeton  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Captain William Alexander Kerr, South Mahratta Horse, fighting at Kolapoor (now Kohlapur) during the Revolt of 1857. Illustration from 'Our Soldiers And The Victoria Cross' edited by S O Beeton (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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British troops in Delhi during the Revolt of 1857. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

British troops in Delhi during the Revolt of 1857. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Indian soldiers at an army barracks during the Revolt of 1857. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Indian soldiers at an army barracks during the Revolt of 1857. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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British troops hastening to Umballa (Ambala) during the the Revolt of 1857. A lithograph by W Simpson after a drawing by Captain GF Atkinson. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

British troops hastening to Umballa (Ambala) during the the Revolt of 1857. A lithograph by W Simpson after a drawing by Captain GF Atkinson. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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The mosque at the Khynabee Gate, Delhi, during the uprising against British rule in India. (Photo by Felice Beato/Getty Images)

The mosque at the Khynabee Gate, Delhi, during the uprising against British rule in India. (Photo by Felice Beato/Getty Images)

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A mosque near the Custom House Battery in Delhi, following the Revolt of 1857.  (Photo by Felice A Beato/Getty Images)

A mosque near the Custom House Battery in Delhi, following the Revolt of 1857. (Photo by Felice A Beato/Getty Images)