Veterans of the Mutiny on the Great Day

Veterans of the Mutiny on the Great Mortimer Menpes. 1903. Watercolor. “The most interesting incident of the whole Durbar was when these ancient soldiers marched into the area of the tune ‘See, the Conquering Hero comes’. Some of them were almost dying, but they stepped out bravely to the stirring old march. The entire audience rose to their feet, and cheer after cheer rent the air; for they all felt that but for these badly-dressed old men there would have been no Delhi Durbar at all that day.” Source: The Durbar, facing p. 58. Click on image to enlarge it.

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Menpes, Mortimer. The Durbar. Text by Dorothy Menpes. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1903. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of California at Los Angeles Library. Web. 27 May 2017.

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