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King Thibaw being escorted to captivity by British soldiers, Burma, 1885

Watercolour on Oriental paper, by a Burmese artist, 1885.

Following the 3rd Burma War (1885-1887) King Thibaw and his family were exiled to Ratnagiri near Bombay (Mumbai) in 1885. He memorably described those who had deposed him and taken his kingdom as the 'bull-faced, earth-swallowing English'.

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NAM. 1974-03-148-5


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National Army Museum, Global Role gallery

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