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John Burke 
Interior of the Fort of Ali Masjid in the Khyber Pass 
Albumen print 
17.7 x 31.7 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501338 
Photograph of the interior of the Fort of Ali Masjid in the Khyber Pass. There is a rocky ledge in the foreground with a man walking across it to the left. To the right a man wearing a turban is standing facing right with a long gun in his left hand. The ruined fort is on a plateau behind. Mountains extend into the distance. The photographer John Burke travelled with the Peshawar Valley Field Force during the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-80), one of a series of conflicts between Britain and Russia over control of Afghanistan. His images from the war capture landscapes, key strategic sites and soldiers involved in the conflict.
From the collection of King Edward VII when Prince of Wales 

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