Unseen photos of “military exercises” during the Qajar era

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 his cavalry. According to Tanquin, irregular cavalry, although they did not know how to fight in an orderly fashion and could not withstand a regular cavalry charge or destroy regular infantry, were excellent for repositioning army flanks and guerrilla warfare. On the contrary, he regards infantry as the most miserable type of military force imaginable and completely rejects the bee as a serious military force, asserting that in a battle such artillery must be more destructive than its handlers and handlers to the enemy.