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One of two large cannon on display at Jhansi Fort

One of two large cannon on display at Jhansi Fort. This one is the Bhavani Shankar cannon which was operated by Moti Bai.


28 Rare and Amazing Photos of Indian Soldiers from World War I

T he Indian Army is built upon a long and proud tradition of valour. During World War I, Indians formed a large contingent of soldiers in Europe, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean. Over 1 million (10 lakh) troops from undivided India served overseas, of which over 60,000 were killed. Claude Auchinleck, who was commander-in-chief of the Indian Army, had said that the British "couldn't have come through both wars if they hadn't had the Indian Army." Here are some photos from that forgotten time. 1. Sikh soldiers arrive in FranceSource: Old Indian Photos2. A young French boy introduces himself to Indian soldiers in MarseillesSource: Old Indian Photos3. Wounded Sikh soldiers at the Royal Pavilion, BrightonSource: Old Indian Photos4. A regiment of Indian lancers preparing to chargeSource: Old Indian Photos5. Gurkhas in campaigning kitSource: