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Old June 25th, 2011, 02:00 AM   #1
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Does any one know about a great ruler in the Indian sub-continent Tipu Sultan.
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Old June 25th, 2011, 02:21 AM   #2

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Tipu is perhaps most famous for his use of rockets

"Fighting the British East India company, Tipu Sultan's Army used variety of rockets in supporting role (see Tipu Sultan). It was the world's first use of rockets for fighting modern wars which was later developed further by the British against French.[7] In the Second Anglo-Mysore war, at the Battle of Pollilur (10 September 1780), an entire British detachment led by Colonel Baillie was destroyed resulting in 3,820 soldiers being taken prisoner including Colonel Baillie. At the Battle of Srirangapattana in 1792, Mysorean soldiers launched a barrage of rockets against British troops, followed by an assault of 36,000 men. Later at the battle of Srirangapattana during the fourth Anglo-Mysore war, in April 1799, British forces retreated from the battlefield when attacked by rockets and musket fire of Tipu Sultan's army.[8] Tipu's rockets had been fully integrated into his Army, which were under special Rocket Brigades called Kushoons. These were extremely effective in battle, inflicting losses on British forces. These rockets were later re-engineered by William Congreve and known in Britain as [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congreve_Rocket"]Congreve Rockets[/ame]."


[ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Guided_Missile_Development_Program"]Integrated Guided Missile Development Program - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

For further info read about [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mysorean_rockets"]Mysorean rockets - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]


A true patriot and warrior he died whilst fighting the british in hand to hand combat right till the end

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Old June 25th, 2011, 03:17 AM   #3

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Tipu is perhaps most famous for his use of rockets
Well, that and his little quirk of feeding prisoners to Tigers and his mechanical model of an englishman being fed to a Tiger...he had a bit of a thing for Tigers i guess!

If anybodies curious the mechanical Tiger is still in a museum in London although its 'scream' sound effects dont work properly any more.

http://www.colonialsoldier.com/histo...odenfigure.php
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Old June 25th, 2011, 03:38 AM   #4
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The book "The Last Nizam" [of Hyderabad] contains a fair amount of tangential info on him.
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Old June 26th, 2011, 09:40 PM   #5

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Only thing I know about him is that Richard Sharpe killed him. But seeing as how that's Bernard Cornwell's fictional story and not history, I thank you for the link you've given.
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The redcoat standing over him in the picture is, of course, not Richard Sharpe, who as we all know wore a green jacket.

No, in fact, the roadcoat, having taken hold of him by the arm, is saying:
"By god sir! You have a blue stain on your shoulder!"

The Tipu Sultan, in a state of utter surprise is replying:
"By god sir! So I have!"
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Old June 27th, 2011, 04:42 PM   #7

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The redcoat standing over him in the picture is, of course, not Richard Sharpe, who as we all know wore a green jacket.
Only when he's transferred tothe 95th Rifles . When he was serving in India, he did wear a redcoat.
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Only when he's transferred tothe 95th Rifles . When he was serving in India, he did wear a redcoat.
That's true. I'm not familiar with his history pre-95th - I haven't read any of the novels or watched the film set in India, unfortunately.
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