Khukuris and Rifles
A virtual lecture on the Indian mutiny and the Siege of Delhi
Over 150 years on, the Siege of Delhi still stands out as one of the key battles of the Indian Mutiny. Initially captured by rebel soldiers, the story of its siege and recapture by British, Indian and Gurkha troops is one of fortitude and heroism. Gurkha soldiers of the Sirmoor Battalion would fight side-by-side with the British 60th Rifles and the Indian Corps of Guides for long months in the summer of 1857. The Gurkhas actions at Delhi helped cement their early reputation for bravery.
The lecture will be given by Director of the Museum, Dr Daren Bowyer and the Museum’s Collections Officer, Doug Henderson.
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