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Description
Allahabad is one of the largest and most populous districts in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Also it is referred as East London.
In the film we see the entrance of an English cemetery in Allahabad the tombs, marble crosses and monuments with the names of the dead. We observe that many tombs are family-owned, and from the filmmaker's voice we get informed that in that cemetery are buried Britons who died there during the period when India was a British colony.

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Holder
Bonar, Andrew Graham

Quality
HD (1440x1080)

Sound
Yes

Color
Yes

Duration (seconds)
53

Format
8mm

Creator's description


We are now entering an English country churchyard –in Allahabad. Buried here are some of the three million Britons who died in India during the two centuries or so of British rule.
Many of those who perished were little children, who died of cholera, typhoid and other such diseases. Among the Europeans 100 years ago ignorance of hygiene was probably even more widespread than it is among poor uneducated Indians today.
Bonar, Andrew Graham