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John Burke 
Kabul River near Dakka 
[Afghan War 1878-79 Peshawur Valley Field Force J. Burke.] 
Albumen print 
17.9 x 31.8 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501379 
Photograph of the Kabul River near Dakka. In the foreground to the left there is a shore partly covered by grass and small trees. The river is to the right, interspersed with pebble spits. Mountains surround the river and 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 people involved in the conflict.
From the collection of King Edward VII when Prince of Wales 

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