India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park
India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park: (right) The elegant tomb is that of Khurshid Zadi or Mushir Zadi, built by the Nawab Ghazi-ud-din Haider for his mother Mushir Zadi, wife of Nawab Saadat Ali Khan and (left) the tomb where Saadat Ali Khan is buried, the husband of Mushir Zadi who reigned from 1798 to 1814. Date: circa 1910s
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Last British Troops Leave India
Burmah-Shell Photographic News Service photograph: Last British Troops Leave India.One of two photographs of Somerset Light Infantry, last British troops to leave India, Bombay, 1948. Photograph by Hunnar Ltd, .The Somerset Light Infantry on parade. In the background is the Taj Mahal Hotel. Following the independence of India and Pakistan in August 1947, British Regiments were gradually withdrawn from the subcontinent. This included a well-planned and orderly withdrawal from Waziristan and other tribal regions of the North West Frontier. The last unit to leave India was the 1st Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) which embarked at Bombay on 28 February 1948.
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library
Cooks Excursionist and Home & Foreign Tourist Advertiser
Cover illustration for Cook's Excursionist and Home & Foreign Tourist Advertiser, with a montage of images around a globe, including St. Paul's Cathedral (London), Notre Dame (Paris), the Pyramids (Egypt), the Forum (Rome), Jerusalem, Istanbul, a Nile Steamer, Brooklyn Bridge (New York), the Taj Mahal (India).
© Thomas Cook Archive/Mary Evans Picture Library