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John Burke 
Guns captured at the Fort of Ali Masjid 
Albumen print 
21.2 x 28.7 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501332 
Photograph of guns captured from the Fort of Ali Masjid stored at a military camp on Shagai Heights, a plateau at the edge of the Khyber Pass. In the foreground there are two rows of large gun carriages with a row of smaller gun carriages in front. Soldiers are standing around the guns and there is a camp behind where horses are grazing outside the tents. There are mountains behind. 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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