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John Burke 
Camp of Emir Mohammad Yaqub Khan near Gandamak 
[Afghan War 1878-79 Peshawur Valley Field Force J. Burke.] 
Albumen print 
17.7 x 32.0 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501409 
Photograph of the camp of Emir Mohammad Yaqub Khan near Gandamak. There is a large tree in the foreground to the left. Below the tree there are four Afghan men, three seated in a group to the right and one standing a short distance behind them. There is a group of tents and a number of trees behind them. 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 people involved in the conflict.
From the collection of King Edward VII when Prince of Wales 

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