British Cavalry Parade In Bangalore – Old Postcard 1918

This is a rare photo Postcard of the British era’s Cavalry Parade at Bangalore’s parade grounds. The Postcard dates approx to 1918. Bangalore’s destiny changed after the 1791 war against Tipu Sultan by the British army. After a hard-fought battle, the British seized the Bangalore Fort in 1791. Realizing Bangalore’s cool climate was a welcome change when compared to the scorching heat of Madras.

By 1831, they made Bangalore, now Bengaluru an important military base. A cantonment was built for the military, a cantonment is a city in a city. By 1902 Lord Kitchener the Commander-In-Chief, India, carried out a series of reforms unifying the various splinter groups of smaller chieftain armies into greater unifying army brigades. As a result of this one of the formations was the Bangalore Brigade.

The Postcard shows possibly a part of the Bangalore Brigade. See my posts- Vintage Photo Bangalore British Regiment Parade 1928.., and Old Postcard – Cameron Highlanders Regiment Bangalore 1911. Read also about- Bangalore Brigade.

Did you know- The Bangalore Torpedo was created in the city. A deadly explosive used in both WW1 & WW2  successfully by the military.

From the collection- Vintage Photo Taj Mahal & Flying Carpet Plane., Raja Ravi Varma’s “Birth of Shakuntala” Oleograph c1894., Vintage Postcard Bangalore Fort.,  Antique Print Bombay Fort & Harbor View., Page From Rare 1713 Latin Book on Calicut

The images are of the actual items from my collection. And Not a photocopy, pirated, reproduced, or stock photos or taken from other sources.