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During the Opium Wars of the mid-19th century, trophy guns became significant symbols of military triumph and cultural appropriation. These firearms, often intricate and highly decorated, were seized by British forces from Chinese arsenals and battlefields. Two guns in front of the Devonport Naval Heritage Centre are outstanding examples of such artifacts.

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During the Opium Wars of the mid-19th century, trophy guns became significant symbols of military triumph and cultural appropriation. These firearms, often intricate and highly decorated, were seized by British forces from Chinese arsenals and battlefields. Two guns in front of the Devonport Naval Heritage Centre are outstanding examples of such artifacts.

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During the Opium Wars of the mid-19th century, trophy guns became significant symbols of military triumph and cultural appropriation. These firearms, often intricate and highly decorated, were seized by British forces from Chinese arsenals and battlefields. Two guns in front of the Devonport Naval Heritage Centre are outstanding examples of such artifacts.

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During the Opium Wars of the mid-19th century, trophy guns became significant symbols of military triumph and cultural appropriation. These firearms, often intricate and highly decorated, were seized by British forces from Chinese arsenals and battlefields. Two guns in front of the Devonport Naval Heritage Centre are outstanding examples of such artifacts.

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