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John Burke 
Entrance to the Khyber Pas 
Albumen print 
23.5 x 29.3 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501321 
Photograph of the entrance to the Khyber Pass. A group of camels are standing in two rows on a rocky path. There are two soldiers holding guns standing to the right and another man, wearing loose robes and holding a gun, to the far right. The path is surrounded by steep rocky mountains. 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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