Unseen photos of “military exercises” during the Qajar era

These forces fought only for their rights and booty; the main purpose of this entertainment was that the battle could not reach a definite result but to obtain as much booty as possible. The battles were fought along the lines of the Illyrian raids; the military forces were neither able to sustain a long-term attack nor inclined to continue this work or stand against the enemy. However, the military forces were formed in such a way that they were effective within some traditional limitations. Tanquin, one of the first French military officers, expressed the general view among European observers when he described the enormous force of the Qajar army, which included its cavalry.