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John Burke 
Camp on Shagai Heights 
Albumen print 
17.7 x 31.4 cm (image) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2501329 
Photograph of a military camp on Shagai Heights, a plateau at the edge of the Khyber Pass. The tents are spread over an area of open land, with animals gathered between them. Behind the camp there is a small fort and there are mountains in the distance. 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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