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The Breach, Seringapatam.

The Breach, Seringapatam.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1890

Shelfmark: Photo 430/41(28)

Item number: 4304128

Genre: Photograph

This photograph of the Breach, Srirangapatnam taken in the 1890s by an unknown photographer, is from the Curzon Collection's 'Souvenir of Mysore Album'. This view of part of the walls of the fort has an attached note which reads, "The breach, through which the troops effected an entrance on the memorable 4th May 1799, is preserved, unrepaired, a monument to British prowess. The ramparts on this face remain now as they were then, the only change being the absence of cannon in the embrasures, and the opening of a far more extensive breach, than of warfare, for the peaceful passage of the iron horse." Tipu was indeed killed outside his fort on 4 May 1799. He died a hero's death, defending his people and his kingdom from British expansionism.

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