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John Burke 
Panorama of Safed Koh 
[Afghan War 1878-79 Peshawur Valley Field Force J. Burke.] 
Albumen print 
9.4 x 30.2 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501399 
Photograph which forms the right section of a panoramic picture of the Safed Koh mountain range. The other in the series is 2501398. There is a rocky open plain in the foreground with a number of small trees. The mountains extend into the distance behind, their peaks covered with snow. 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 people involved in the conflict.
From the collection of King Edward VII when Prince of Wales 

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