Heavy Field Battery, Jhansi

1886
(Indian, 1844–1905)
Image: 18.3 x 27 cm (7 3/16 x 10 5/8 in.); Paper: 18.3 x 27 cm (7 3/16 x 10 5/8 in.)
Location: not on view
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Exercises involving elephant batteries, which were exotic to European eyes, attracted spectators; photographs of them were excellent souvenirs of these military forces employed by the British Indian Army. Elephants had been employed in warfare in India since at least the 500s BC, but with the advent of heavy artillery, their function switched from attack to support. They transported big guns and supplies and worked in logging and construction. It took many cattle to pull a load that could be handled by two elephants.
Heavy Field Battery, Jhansi

Heavy Field Battery, Jhansi

1886

Raja Deen Dayal

(Indian, 1844–1905)
India

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