British camp in Kandahar, 1879 (c)

John Frederick Irwin

British camp in Kandahar, 1879 (c)
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actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

British camp in Kandahar, 1879 (c).

Watercolour sketch from the disbound album by Lieutenant John Frederick Irwin, 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment, 2nd Afghan War, 1879 (c).

After negotiating the Bolan Pass, Lieutenant-General Donald Stewart's force encountered little hostile resistance on their march to Kandahar which was captured without a struggle on 8 January 1879. Irwin painted this view of a British camp at the foot of an old fort in the months that followed when the occupation of the city was relatively uneventful, but following Ayub Khan's victory at Maiwand on 27 July 1880 the Kandahar force was besieged.

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NAM. 1997-11-107-20

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