Unseen photos of “military exercises” during the Qajar era

The sudden need for large numbers of military forces for food, fodder, and transportation threatened the lives and livelihoods of the rural population with shortages that could reach famine levels. It seems that the first Qajar kings were well aware of the problems caused by the passage of their army, which occurred once in 1805, and ordered that the areas passed by their soldiers be exempted from all taxes and revenues of that year .