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Photograph of a railway bridge in India around 1900
(By permission of The British Library, OIOC B 21210)
The British Library: OIOC B21210; photo of a railway bridge, c.1900
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1 What impression does this source give of life in the British empire in terms of the following issues:
  • the benefits of economic development in the empire?
  • the economic benefits of the empire to Britain?
2 Explain whether you think this source gives a positive or negative view of the empire.

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