Click here to skip to content

[Fortified village and stockade.]

[Fortified village and stockade.]

Photographer: Klier, Philip Adolphe (c.1845-1911)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1895

Shelfmark: Photo 15/6(54)

Item number: 15654

Length: 18.6

Width: 25.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a fortified village and stockade in Burma (Myanmar), taken by Philip Adolphe Klier in the 1890s. This is a view looking along a palisade towards a group of Indian soldiers gathered at the entrance to an unidentified village. The palisade

has an additional defensive perimeter of sharp wooden bamboo stakes facing outwards. The photograph was presumably taken during one of the military campaigns in Upper Burma conducted by the British against Burmese guerrilla fighters between 1886 and 1895. These followed the Third Anglo-Burmese War in 1885 which culminated in the annexation of Upper Burma to British India in 1886 (the British already controlled Lower Burma). The photograph is from an album devoted almost entirely to Lord Elgin's Burma tour of November to December 1898. Victor Alexander Bruce (1849-1917), ninth Earl of Elgin and 13th Earl of Kincardine, served as Viceroy of India between 1894 and 1899.

Search within this collection

Elsewhere on our websites


Latest events - register free online

Mobile app

For iPhone, iPad and Android

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Report a Concern

What is the nature of your concern?

Email link to a friend

Write a brief note to accompany the email

Your friend's email address: