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John Burke 
Villages near Landi Kotal 
Albumen print 
11.3 x 29.0 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501374 
Photograph of villages near Landi Kotal, the western end of the Khyber Pass. The villages consist of stone buildings in small groups across a plateau. There are mountains behind. 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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