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The Main Procession - Part 3
What was the Delhi Durbar 1903 / Jun 21st, 2017 12:51 am     A+ | a-
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The official elephants at the end of Chadni Chawk

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The Procession turning at the end of Chadni Chawk st.

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The Procession towards the city gates

The Durbar included sports, music and competitions and a review of 34,000 troops. An investiture, a state ball, the biggest display of Indian arts and crafts ever assembled and a very popular review of a delegation of retainers from some of the states were further highlights of the event.
The event was entitled the 'Native chief's retainers review' and attracted considerable press interest in both India and Britain.

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The elephants leaving the city

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The official elephants outside the city, at the saluting point

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The Retainers at the saluting point, leaving towards their camps

This is all for today. A general view of the Retainers Review tomorrow.
I want to say that I couldn't have done all this research without the huge help of my dearest friends and fellow Durbar fans, Bill Pitt and Bill Spear. I will never get tired of thanking you, guys
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