Battle of Sobraon.A Faithful Representation of the Storming of the Sikhs' Position at the Bridge of Boats at Sobraon by the British Army on the Sutlej, February 10th 1846.
[Published by Blackwood & Page, n.d., c.1846.]
Lithograph. Sheet 240 x 300mm (9½ x 11¾"). Binding folds worn, as normal.
The Battle of Sobraon, between the forces of the East India Company and the Sikh Empire of the Punjab during the First Sikh War (1845-6). The Sikhs were completely defeated, making this the decisive battle of the First Anglo-Sikh War. This scene shows the Sikh retreat over the single pontoon bridge over the Sutlej River; when the bridge collapsed under the weight of the troops, those Sikhs trapped with the British refused to surrender and fought to the death.
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