Sherpur cantonment showing the Sher Dirwaza, Afghanistan, 1879

John Burke

Sherpur cantonment showing the Sher Dirwaza, Afghanistan, 1879
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Sherpur cantonment showing the Sher Dirwaza, Afghanistan, 1879.

Photograph, 2nd Afghan War (1878-1880), 1879.

Major-General Sir Frederick Roberts' Kabul Field Force spent the winter of 1879-80 besieged at Sherpur cantonment by vastly superior numbers of Afghans. The cantonment was located about a mile north of Kabul city. This view of it depicts the 2,000 metre high Sher Dirwaza in the distance.

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