Map of the Battle of Aliwal


The line of British/Indian troops is in red facing the Sikh guns. The cavalry brigade, commanded by Brigadier Cureton, was divided in two and placed on either flank. The Sikhs made the mistake of placing themselves with their backs to the river, making retreat difficult.


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