British; Risaldar-Major Hukam Singh, Sirdar Bahadur, 16th Bengal Cavalry painted by Rudolf Swoboda c.1895. Hukam Singh is depicted in uniform with the badge of the Order of British India. He was appointed Risaldar-Major of his regiment in 1891. Sirdar Bahadur was an Indian military distinction. He was one of the soldiers in the Indian contingent which came to England for the Diamond Jubilee. T
Bahadur Shah II seized by William Hodson during Indian Mutiny of 1857-1858 Original caption: "Hodson Seizing the King of Delhi." Refers to British officer William Hodson, known for his brutality during the Indian Mutiny (AKA Sepoy Rebellion) of 1857-1858. The "King of Delhi" was Bahadur Shah II, the last of the Mughal emperors, and he actually reigned over most of India. Image published: 1901.
Another, earlier view of the famous photograph by Yevgeny Khaldei showing Russian soldiers raising the flag of the Soviet Union on top of the German Reichstag building following the Battle of Berlin. The later, more familiar photo showing the actual flag-raising was embroiled in controversy over its staging, the identities of the soldiers, the photographer, and some photo editing.
Takht Singh (r.1843–1873), Maharaja of Jodhpur, served the British at the time of Indian Mutiny of 1857 & in 1862 he received a sanad of adoption. During his life he was a chronic womanizer.;He married 30 wives. He died in Jodhpur on 13 February 1873 and was cremated at Mandore.