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Photograph of Indian troops at Portsmouth in 1882
(Catalogue ref: COPY 1/59 f.371)
Catalogue ref: COPY 1/59 f.371; photo of Indian troops at Portsmouth, 1882
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Study this source carefully.
1 What impression does this source give of life in the British empire in terms of the following issues:
  • the treatment of native peoples in the British empire?
  • the importance of the Indian army to Britain?
2 Explain whether you think this source gives a positive or negative view of the empire.

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