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John Burke 
Interior of the Dakka Fort 
Albumen print 
17.7 x 31.4 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501360 
Photograph of the interior of Dakka Fort in the Khyber Pass. The fort is on a plateau and has stone exterior walls. There are small buildings and tents spaced around the fort, with soldiers and animals moving around them. Three soldiers are sitting on a bench in front of a tent in the foreground to the right. Mountains extend into the distance behind the fort. 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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