'View of the landing at Rangoon of part of the combined forces from Bengal and Madras under the Orders of Sir Archd Campbell KCB on the 11th May 1824', 1825
Coloured aquatint after Joseph Moore, engraved by H Pyall, published by Kingsbury, Parbury and Allen, London, 1825, from 'Birman Empire: Eighteen Views taken at or near Rangoon, 1824', a volume of 18 coloured aquatints, by G Hunt after J Moore, published by Kingsbury and Company and Thomas Clay, 1825-1826.
Following jungle clashes along the India-Burma frontier, a seaborne expedition took Rangoon in May 1824. The British hoped this would lead to a settlement, but the Burmese fought on. In December, Campbell defeated a force besieging his position in Rangoon before advancing up the Irrawaddy and winning several victories. The capital Ava was taken in February 1826 and the war ended with the annexation of Arakan, Assam, Manipur and Tenasserim. However, the conflict's huge cost contributed to the East India Company's financial decline and led to greater British government intervention in its affairs.
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