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John Burke 
Piper's Hill, Jalalabad 
[Afghan War 1878-79 Peshawur Valley Field Force J. Burke.] 
Albumen print 
17.6 x 29.3 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501394 
Photograph of Piper's Hill, Jalalabad. A soldier is standing on a rocky mound in the foreground. Behind it there is an area of open land with another rocky mound beyond with a fort stretched across it. There are trees and a number of small buildings to the left and mountains 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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