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John Burke 
Villages near to the Jamrud Fort 
[Afghan War 1878-79 Peshawur Valley Field Force J. Burke.] 
Albumen print 
15.2 x 31.7 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501320 
Photograph of the villages near to the Jamrud Fort. The villages consist of low buildings spaced across an area of open land. Behind are the mountains of the Khyber Pass. There are three men and a donkey walking in the foreground. 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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