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Indian Mutiny - Charles Douglas murder

In May 1857, the Indian subcontinent erupted into violence as, what the British call, the Indian Mutiny began its bloody struggle. This pivotal event, also known as the Sepoy Rebellion or the First War of Indian Independence, marked a significant turning point in India’s colonial history.

Among the early casualties was Captain Charles Robert George Douglas, 32nd Bengal Native Infantry, the Assistant Resident, and commandant of the Palace Guard, was murdered by mutineers at Delhi.

A book belonging to Charles Douglas has come to market. At the end of the album are ten pages of extremely graphic original period newspaper articles cut out and pasted in - describing the horrors of the Mutiny.

This is outside my budget but may be of inerest to readers of this blog.

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