'General Appleyard and staff', 1878

John Burke

'General Appleyard and staff', 1878
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

'General Appleyard and staff, Ali Musjid in distance, showing the tower by Lala Chini where the meeting took place between Major Cavagnari and Faiz Mohomed Khan', 1878.

Photograph by John Burke, 2nd Afghan War, 1878.

The Shargai Heights, situated in the Khyber Pass, were captured during the assault on the Afghan fortress of Ali Masjid by Lieutenant-General Sir Samuel Browne's Peshawar Valley Field Force on 21 November 1878. During the attack, Brigadier-General Frederick Appleyard commanded the 3rd Infantry Brigade. After securing the Khyber, the Field Force advanced towards Jalalabad.

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