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John Burke 
Fort of Ali Masjid, taken from the river 
Albumen print 
17.7 x 31.7 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501334 
Photograph of the Fort of Ali Masjid taken from the river. The fort is on the top of a mountain in the distance to the right. On the mountain to the left there is a tent with a soldier bending over in front of it. In the foreground there is a rocky shore with a shallow river to the right. A soldier mounted on a horse and another man are standing in the water. 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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