The Queen's Own Corps of Guides polo team, 1905 (c)
Photograph, India, 1905 (c).
Cheap ponies and cheap grooms in India made the sport of polo accessible to infantry and artillery as well as cavalry officers. This, and the official encouragement of the sport as an ideal training for war, meant that almost every barracks and cantonment in India had a polo field.
From an album of 85 photographs compiled by Major Claude Lumsden Norman, Queen's Own Corps of Guides, Cavalry, 1904-1920 (c).
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