'The Fortress and Citadal of Ghuznee [sic] and the two Minars', 1839 (c)

Louis Haghe, Charles Haghe, James Atkinson

'The Fortress and Citadal of Ghuznee [sic] and the two Minars', 1839 (c)
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

'The Fortress and Citadal of Ghuznee [sic] and the two Minars', 1839 (c).

Tinted lithograph from bound volume of 26 tinted lithographs, 'Sketches in Afghanistan', 1838-1842, by Louis and Charles Haghe after James Atkinson, published by Henry Graves and Company and J W Allen and Company, 1 July 1842.

After forcing the Bolan Pass and capturing Kandahar without a fight, Sir John Keane's Army of the Indus advanced on the formidable Ghazni fortress. Protected by thick, 60-feet high walls it presented a major problem for the British who lacked heavy artillery. They were only able to capture it because Mohan Lal, a Kashmiri interpreter, spy and assistant to the political officer Captain Sir Alexander Burnes, managed to discover that one of the gates was poorly defended.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
94627
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1971-02-33-481-16

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