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John Burke 
Khyber Pass 
Albumen print 
20.3 x 31.0 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501323 
Photograph of the Khyber Pass, taken from a high vantage point before the advance of the British forces. A river runs through the pass, with steep rocky mountains to either side. A small group of Indian soldiers can just be seen in the foreground to the right. 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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