[Stockaded village, Burma.]
Photographer: Klier, Philip Adolphe (c.1845-1911)
Medium: Photographic print
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 Burmese War in 1885 and the annexation of Upper Burma to British India in 1886.