Military review at Trapshi

Military review at Trapshi

1998.131.506 (Print black & white)

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Key Information

Photographer

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Collection

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

September 7th 1936

Region

Lhasa > Trapshi

Accession number

1998.131.506

Image Dimensions

112 x 165

Gun being fired by the army during the military review held at Trapshi in September 1937 for Brigadier Neame. Spectators can be seen lining the parade ground in the background

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1994

Donated by

Mrs Faith Spencer Chapman

Expedition

British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Previous Catologue Number

COX.20 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number

SC.T.2.506

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'COX/20' has been written on the back in pencil, as has 'F S Chapman' in pencil in the bottom left hand corner. A sticker with the number '82' has been stuck close to the top edge of the print on the back and '82 5/06' is written close to the top right corner [MS 30/03/2006]

Manual Catalogues -


Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'V. [vickers] gun going off' [MS 30/03/2006]

Other Information - Related Images


Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'COX' comprise a group of negatives containing images of soldiers, Neame, Jigme, Uttock, Drepung and mission hospital. The seem all to have been taken on or around September 7th 1936 [MS 30/03/2006]

Other Information - Entry for Mission Diary September 7th 1936: "After lunch the only two Lewis guns in Lhasa were fired, giving a very poor display of both elementary training and of marksmanship at targets at 200 yards. After this a section of mountain guns (10 Pdr. B. L. of 1902 manufacture) were brought up on their mules and came into action. Their movements and drill, although not smart were sufficiently effective, and in shooting with common shell and direct laying from the gun they showed considerable skill in marksmanship. As this was the first time they had ever fired live shell it is evident that they have received useful instruction from Yutok Depon, who did some artillery training in India, but who confessed he had forgotten how to do indirect fire. They have however little idea of tactical movements or tactical use of artillery" ['Lhasa Mission, 1936: Diary of Events', Part V p. 5, written by Neame] [MS 30/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Military review at Trapshi" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. Accessed 21 Sep. 2014 <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.131.506.html>.

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