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John Burke 
Peshawar Valley Field Force advancing through the Khyber Pass 
Albumen print 
24.1 x 28.7 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501327 
Photograph of troops from the Peshawar Valley Field Force advancing through the Khyber Pass, using a road built by Colonel Mackeson during the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42). A large group of soldiers, wearing uniform and carrying guns, are standing and sitting along a road built into the rocky mountainside. 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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