Last great cavalry victory of the Mysore Lancers


VADIRAJ HOMBAL forwards an Oxford University archival image of the Mysore Lancers and Jodhpore Lancers passing through Haifa (in modern-day Israel), following the city’s capture from the Ottoman empire of the Turks in the Battle of Megiddo.

Most of the Mysore troopers, who were part of the British Empire forces, wore steel helmets, while the Sikhs kept their turbans on.

Today, September 23, is the 90th anniversary of what is reputed to be the “last great cavalry victory of the Mysore Lancers”.

Photograph: courtesy Imperial War Museum photographic archive