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The Indian Mutiny of 1857 was a horrific period when several Sepoy units (Indian soldiers serving in the British East India company Army), turned on their British officers, and went on a rampage of bloody and gruesome slaughter of British troops and their families (including women and children). The slaughter continued on every European and Christian that could be found. The bloody Mutiny was instigated by a Hindu Sepoy called Mangal Pandey, who is today revered all over India as a national hero.



EASTWARD HO ! August 1857 - a painting by by Henry Nelson O'Neil shows the vivid drama of soldiers boarding a ship at Gravesend. They are leaving to fight in the Indian 'Mutiny' of 1857.







Victoria Cross Gallery Unarmed Sergt. Hartigan (9th Lancers) takes on 4 Indian natives, who had entered the camp disguised as Musicians, and killed Sergt. Crews.





Indian Mutiny - Scottish relief force rescuing British women and children.




 






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