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John Burke 
Attock Fort, looking towards Peshawar 
[Afghan War 1878-79 Peshawur Valley Field Force J. Burke.] 
Albumen print 
20.2 x 31.7 cm (image 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501315 
Photograph of Attock Fort, looking towards Peshawar. The fort is on a hillside to the left with the Indus River beside it to the right. Boats are moored alongside the pontoon bridge that spans the river. There is a road in the foreground, on which there are carts drawn by cattle, donkeys and people. A small town can be seen in the distance with hills beyond. 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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