Courtyard in the Bala Hissar, Kabul, 1880 (c)

Courtyard in the Bala Hissar, Kabul, 1880 (c)
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Courtyard in the Bala Hissar, Kabul, 1880 (c).

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

Indian and British troops stand in a courtyard of the Bala Hissar fortress. It was located south of Kabul city overlooking the houses and bazaars from a commanding height. In 1879 it was partially destroyed by the British in a punitive action against the Afghans after the murder of the envoy Sir Louis Cavagnari and his military escort.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
122993
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1965-10-213-31

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