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John Burke 
British military camp at Landi Kotal 
[Afghan War 1878-79 Peshawur Valley Field Force J. Burke.] 
Albumen print 
23.7 x 29.0 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501371 
Photograph of the British military camp at Landi Kotal, the western end of the Khyber Pass. There is a small fort in the foreground to the right. The tents of the military camp are spaced across the plateau behind. To the left there are several small groups of soldiers standing in formations. Mountains extend into the distance beyond the camp. 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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