Our “Imperial” Guard

Our “Imperial” Guard

Wood engraving by Swain

Punch (25 May 1878)

Lord B. “You gave often helped us, Madam”

India “And now I am to help you!”

Britannia doesn’t exactly know how she likes it.

The Punch anthology explains, “Lord Beaconsfield [Disraeli] electrified the country by the sudden summoning of a body of Indian troops to Malta for service in Europe in 1878.”

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