[Original caption] A RAJPUT V.C. "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in leaving cover to assist in his Commanding Officer who was lying wounded and helpless in the open.
Fort William in Calcutta, completed in 1781, is a remnant British colonial rule.
Dalhousie Barrack, a four-storey building, is a captivating component of Fort William. Today it is the Military Head quarters of the Eastern Command of Indian Army.
This Mohmand conflict in 1908 was with the so-called “Hindustani Fanatics” who found sanctuary from the Sikhs in the mountains north of Swat in Northwest Frontier Province (NWFP, now KPK or Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) in the 1840s (they survive to this day).
This image probably dates from the 1890s and was made by William Darcia Holmes, the father of Randolph Holmes who published these postcards from their Peshawar studio.
[Original hand title in albumen negative] General Willock's Residence at Shabkadr [end]
The fort at the center of the Spring 1908 battles between Mohmand tribesmen and the British-Indian army.
[Original caption translated] "Indian vehicle harnessed with 2 mules used for refueling [end]. One of many French postcards celebrating Indian troops who fought on the Allied side in World War I. Note the snow on the ground.
[Original caption] Old Fort. Between the Mosque and the Jumna river stands the Fort–the ancient stronghold and palace of the Mogul emperor. A towering wall of red sandstone encloses it, moated and battlemented. [end]
Better known today as the Purana
Formed in 1865, the Governor's Bodyguard was a colorful, often-illustrated cavalry in their red and white uniforms and mustachioed Rajput horsemen.
[Original caption] An inhabitant of North-West India unsurpassed as a hill fighter. Although Mahomedans, the Pathans rebelled against the Mogul Emperors round about the sixteenth century and were in consequence forced to keep to the hills. [end]