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'The Attack on the Dalla Stockade by the Combined Forces, on the 4th Sept 1824', 1826

Coloured aquatint after a painting by Thomas Stothard, from an original sketch by Captain Marryat, Royal Navy, engraved by H Pyall, published by Thomas Clay, from 'Birman Empire: Eighteen Views taken at or near Rangoon, 1824', a volume of 18 coloured aquatints, 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.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1971-02-33-486-20


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National Army Museum, Study Collection

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