British Executing Prisoners Using Cannons

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Vasily Vereshchagin
published on 14 October 2022

A late-19th century painting showing British soldiers executing prisoners by tying them to a cannon and firing the weapon. This type of execution was not uncommon, particularly after the Sepoy Mutiny in India (1857-8)

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Vereshchagin, V. (2022, October 14). British Executing Prisoners Using Cannons. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16549/british-executing-prisoners-using-cannons/

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Vereshchagin, Vasily. "British Executing Prisoners Using Cannons." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 14, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/16549/british-executing-prisoners-using-cannons/.

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Vereshchagin, Vasily. "British Executing Prisoners Using Cannons." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 14 Oct 2022. Web. 27 Nov 2022.

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