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John Burke 
Gorge below the Fort of Ali Masjid 
Albumen print 
23.4 x 28.8 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501343 
Photograph of the gorge below the Fort of Ali Masjid in the Khyber Pass. A river is running through the gorge with steep rocky mountains to either side. There is a soldier wearing a turban and holding a gun standing in the water to the left, and another standing on a large rock 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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