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'The Fort of Jellalabad from a sketch made on the spot (ie from 'Piper's Hill') in 1842'

Pen and ink and watercolour by Captain (later Lieutenant-Colonel) George Powell Thomas (1808-1857) 64th (Bengal) Native Infantry, 1847.

During the Siege of Jellalabad (1842), Piper's Hill was named after an Afghan piper who continued playing despite the best efforts of British sharpshooters to kill him. Captain George Powell Thomas served with the 64th Bengal Native Infantry. As part of Jellalabad's relief force, he could sketch the city from outside its walls.

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NAM. 1979-07-128-1


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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