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Old 09-02-2010, 18:10
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Manowari that's fantastic ,having read about it to now see some pictures it brings it to life
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Hi Nigel.You wanted some pictures from the mutiny.Here are just a few to keep you going. Regards Steve.
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I am not surprised the Indians revolted they were treated as if they were a lower form of life. We disrespected their religions culture and customs. If some other country had taken us over and treated us as they were treated. I would like to think that we could revolt, as a matter of fact I know we would.

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In fact we were many times in our early history and of course we did revolt often but not always with success!
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In fact we were many times in our early history and of course we did revolt often but not always with success!
Yes I agree the one that stands out is the struggle beween Suetonius Paulinus and the Iceni, were superior tactics won over a superior force.
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These things look very different depending on view point. Was it the "Philippine insurection" or the "Philippine wart for independence"? All peoples want to be "free." Even when "free" is under a repressive, corrupt government of their own people, rather than an efficient honest government of foreigners.
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As a interesting fact.The well known Bagpipe March "The Campbells Are Coming" originated from the relief of Lucknow! Steve.
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For interest I attach some available prints of the relief of Lucknow. Steve.
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Reading through this thread,I can see many erudite comments about the Mutiny's origins.At one end of the scale the Raj unquestionably did a lot of good ;but the ordinary Indian was treated abyssmally.
The Mutiny heralded the beginning of the end; but it took a while, two world wars and ninety years.

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