The Residency at Kabul, 1879 (c)

John Burke

The Residency at Kabul, 1879 (c)
2 6 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 18cm

The Residency at Kabul, 1879 (c).

Photograph by John Burke, 2nd Afghan War, 1879 (c).

The Residency was situated at the Bala Hissar fort in Kabul. In July 1879, having negotiated the Treaty of Gandamak with the new Emir Yakub Khan, whereby the presence of a British Resident was agreed to, Sir Louis Cavagnari arrived in the city. In September, following a mutiny in the Afghan Army, both he and his escort were murdered and the Residency sacked. Major-General Frederick Roberts responded by occupying Kabul and partially destroying the fortress in revenge for the death of Cavagnari.

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NAM. 1955-04-40-2

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