|Shin-ma-phyu or St. Martin Island.|
|Former Burmese territories Assam and Manipur.|
|Burmese swords had no fighting chance against modern English muskets in 1824.|
The weather, which had hitherto been fine, now threatened one of those storms which generally ushered in the south-west monsoon: the rain began to fall in torrents, the guns could be dragged no farther, and the native infantry were in consequence left to guard them; the general having determined to push on rapidly with the four European companies, as far as the plain of Joazoang (Kyaung-zone), in the hope of liberating some of the peaceably-disposed inhabitants from their military despots; well assured that, if successful, their release would be followed by the subsequent desertions of their male relations, for whose fidelity they were held in pledge.
|British 6-pounder field-gun (1824).|
(Above is a scene from the movie Revolution where British Redcoats fought off Americans in 18th century. Some of the same British regiments like the Forty-first Regiment of Foot later fought in the 19th century Anglo-Burmese wars. Following video is the trailer of Thai movie Naresuan where Thais fought off invading Burmese armies of King Henzzawaddy (Hanthawaddy) in late 16th century. The reenactment of Imperial Burmese army is quite impressive.)
First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-1826) – Part 1