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Afghan Collection

Background imageAfghan Collection: The Remnants of an Army

The Remnants of an Army. Photomechanical print after Elizabeth Thompson (later Lady Butler). Associated with the Retreat from Kabul, 1st Afghan War (1838-1842). Date: 1856

Background imageAfghan Collection: Advert / Dunlop Tyres 1933

Advert / Dunlop Tyres 1933
Advertisement for Dunlop tyres: women wearing cloche hat with single breasted 3/4 length winter coat, walking her borzoi dogs

Background imageAfghan Collection: Afghan War / Dargai

Afghan War / Dargai
THE STORMING OF DARGAI The Gordon Highlanders, under Colonel Mathias, storm heights fiercely defended by a large force of Afridis

Background imageAfghan Collection: Planes Bomb Emirs Fort

Planes Bomb Emirs Fort
British planes bomb the Emirs mountain fortress

Background imageAfghan Collection: Afghan People / 1848

Afghan People / 1848
Some of the various indigenous peoples of Afghanistan

Background imageAfghan Collection: Guns at Maiwand

Guns at Maiwand
BATTLE OF MAIWAND Saving the guns : though the British force was defeated by the Afghans, they were able to retreat to Kandahar in relatively good order

Background imageAfghan Collection: Afghan Futtehabad 1879

Afghan Futtehabad 1879
At the battle of Futtehabad during the Afghan War, Lieutenant Hamilton of the Guide Corps is awarded the Victoria Cross for his brave cavalry charge

Background imageAfghan Collection: Ataturk and Amanullah Khan in a rowing boat - 1928

Ataturk and Amanullah Khan in a rowing boat - 1928
Exceptionally rare postcard from May 1928 showing Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (18811938), President of Turkey, pictured in a rowing boat with the Sovereign of Afghanistan

Background imageAfghan Collection: The Khyber Pass - Pakistan / Afghanistan Border

The Khyber Pass - Pakistan / Afghanistan Border
The Khyber Pass, Peshawar, West Pakistan / Afghanistan Border. Date: 1960s

Background imageAfghan Collection: Mohammed Nadir Shah - King of Afghanistan with his Brother

Mohammed Nadir Shah - King of Afghanistan with his Brother
Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883-1933) (second from right) - King of Afghanistan between 1923-1933 with his Brother and two other Officers. Date: circa 1924

Background imageAfghan Collection: Sarwani Soldier

Sarwani Soldier
A Sarwani (or Sherwani) tribesman. The Sarwani are a Batani Pashtun tribe settled in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Date: circa 1910

Background imageAfghan Collection: Afridi Tribesman of the Khyber Pass, NWFP

Afridi Tribesman of the Khyber Pass, NWFP
Afridi Tribesman (Afreedis / Abaorteans) - a Pashtun (Pathan) tribe from the Khyber Pass region posing with his long rifle. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageAfghan Collection: NWFP - Khyber Pass - Supplies taken to Fort Maud

NWFP - Khyber Pass - Supplies taken to Fort Maud - situated exactly halfway from India (as was then) to Afghanistan. Date: circa 1910

Background imageAfghan Collection: WW2 - British Majorcoats and Khassadars at Chitral

WW2 - British Majorcoats and Khassadars at Chitral
WW2 - British Soldiers (one on radio - far left) with Khassadars of North Waziristan, at Chitral (then Northern India, now Pakistan), close to the border with Afghanistan. Date: circa 1940

Background imageAfghan Collection: Peshawar - Pathan Tribesmen with rifles

Peshawar - Pathan Tribesmen with rifles (matchlocks)

Background imageAfghan Collection: Khyber Pass - Afghanistan / Pakistan - Khyber Railway Tunnel

Khyber Pass - Afghanistan / Pakistan - Khyber Railway Tunnel
The Khyber Pass - the mountain pass that links Pakistan and Afghanistan. Throughout history it has been an important trade route between Central Asia and South Asia and a strategic military location

Background imageAfghan Collection: Lord Roberts 1900

Lord Roberts 1900
FREDERICK SLEIGH 1st EARL ROBERTS British soldier riding his arab charger, Volonel, which he rode to Kandahar in 1879 during the Afghan conflict

Background imageAfghan Collection: The Maharajas Palace at Srinagar, Kashmir, India

The Maharajas Palace at Srinagar, Kashmir, India
The Maharajas Palace (Sher Garhi Palace) at Srinagar, Kashmir, India on the banks of the Jhelum River, a tributary of the Indus

Background imageAfghan Collection: 1879 / AFGHAN WAR

1879 / AFGHAN WAR
British artillery passes through the Kabul Gate at Jellalabad

Background imageAfghan Collection: Hawker Afghan Hind BAPC.82

Hawker Afghan Hind BAPC.82 (msn 41H/81899), at the RAF Museum, Hendon. Date: circa 1985

Background imageAfghan Collection: Hawker Afghan Hind G-AENP / K5414

Hawker Afghan Hind G-AENP / K5414 (msn 41H/81902) Date: circa 2000

Background imageAfghan Collection: Panjdeh incident - Russian encounter with Afghan forces at Pul-i-Khishty (Brick Bridge)

Panjdeh incident - Russian encounter with Afghan forces at Pul-i-Khishty (Brick Bridge). The incident of 1885 was a diplomatic crisis between the British Empire

Background imageAfghan Collection: King Amanullah of Afghanistan

King Amanullah of Afghanistan
Amanullah Khan - King of Afghanistan (1892-1960). The King and Queen Souriya visited London in March 1928. Date: 1928

Background imageAfghan Collection: Queen Souriya of Aghanistan

Queen Souriya of Aghanistan - Wife of King Amanullah of Afghanistan. The couple visited London in March 1928. Date: 1928

Background imageAfghan Collection: Khyber Pass - Dead Afghan Frontier Raider

Khyber Pass - Dead Afghan Frontier Raider
The Khyber Pass - the mountain pass that links Pakistan and Afghanistan. Throughout history it has been an important trade route between Central Asia and South Asia and a strategic military location

Background imageAfghan Collection: The Maiwand Lion - Forbury Gardens, Reading, Berkshire

The Maiwand Lion - Forbury Gardens, Reading, Berkshire. The statue was named after the Battle of Maiwand and was erected in 1884 to commemorate the deaths of 329 men from the 66th (Berkshire)

Background imageAfghan Collection: The Buddhas of Bamiyan, Afghanistan

The Buddhas of Bamiyan, Afghanistan Date: 1834

Background imageAfghan Collection: Khyber Pass - Dead Afghan Frontier Raider

Khyber Pass - Dead Afghan Frontier Raider
The Khyber Pass - the mountain pass that links Pakistan and Afghanistan. Throughout history it has been an important trade route between Central Asia and South Asia and a strategic military location

Background imageAfghan Collection: The last eleven at Maiwand. Date: 27 July 1880

The last eleven at Maiwand. Date: 27 July 1880

Background imageAfghan Collection: The Afghan War: negotiating peace with Yakoob Khan (Mohammad Yaqub Khan

The Afghan War: negotiating peace with Yakoob Khan (Mohammad Yaqub Khan) at Hashim Kheyl in Afghanistan. Date: 1879

Background imageAfghan Collection: The Editor of The Dog World Mrs Phyllis Robson, pictured with her eight-month-old

The Editor of The Dog World Mrs Phyllis Robson, pictured with her eight-month-old Afghan Hound puppy Asri-Havid of Ghazni. Date: 1927

Background imageAfghan Collection: Afghan Hound - Ch. Sirdar of Ghazni Date: 1926

Afghan Hound - Ch. Sirdar of Ghazni Date: 1926

Background imageAfghan Collection: The end of the Afghan War featured on the cover of The Graphic

The end of the Afghan War featured on the cover of The Graphic, 12th July 1879 - photographing the Ameer Yakoob Khan (Emir Mohammad Yaqub Khan) at Gandamak where the treaty of peace was signed

Background imageAfghan Collection: Major Cavagnari sealing the treaty of peace at Gandamak, 26th May 1879

Major Cavagnari sealing the treaty of peace at Gandamak, 26th May 1879. The treaty officially ended the first phase of the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Date: 26th May 1879

Background imageAfghan Collection: Afghan War: signing the treaty of Gundamuk

Afghan War: signing the treaty of Gundamuk
The Afghan War: the Ameer Yakoob Khan and Major Cavagnari signing the treaty of Gundamuk, 1879

Background imageAfghan Collection: Afghan War: writing out the treaty of peace, 1879

Afghan War: writing out the treaty of peace, 1879
The Afghan War: writing out the treaty of peace at Gundamuk, 1879

Background imageAfghan Collection: The Afghan War: attack on Ali Musjid - the first shot (about 10 am, Nov. 21). 1

The Afghan War: attack on Ali Musjid - the first shot (about 10 am, Nov. 21). 1. Karamna Peak. 2. Abatch Peak. 3. Old Fort. 4. and 5. Peaks, with tents and troops. 6. Ali Musjid. 7

Background imageAfghan Collection: The Afghan War: Major Cavagnari arranging with the shinwarries for the protection of

The Afghan War: Major Cavagnari arranging with the shinwarries for the protection of the road from Dakka to Lundi Khana. Date: 1879

Background imageAfghan Collection: Dangers of archaeology at the Pheel Khana Tope, near Jellalabad, Afghanistan, 1879

Dangers of archaeology at the Pheel Khana Tope, near Jellalabad, Afghanistan, 1879. Shot at by an Afghan tribesman. Date: 1879

Background imageAfghan Collection: The Afghan War - Sports and Games at Jellalabad. Date: 1879

The Afghan War - Sports and Games at Jellalabad. Date: 1879

Background imageAfghan Collection: Afghan War - Camp Fire of the 10th Hussars, Jellalabad

Afghan War - Camp Fire of the 10th Hussars, Jellalabad
The Afghan War - The Camp Fire of the 10th Hussars, Jellalabad (now Jalalabad). 1879

Background imageAfghan Collection: Afghan War - Advanced Camp at Basawul on the Kabul River

Afghan War - Advanced Camp at Basawul on the Kabul River
Afghan War - The Advanced Camp at Basawul on the Kabul River. 1879

Background imageAfghan Collection: Group of the police force newly organised in Bengal

Group of the police force newly organised in Bengal
Police force newly organised in Bengal including Lieutenant Bowie, Inspector Harry Mullick and Inspector Pandy. 1864

Background imageAfghan Collection: View of Jamrud Fort, near Peshawar, Afghanistan

View of Jamrud Fort, near Peshawar, Afghanistan. Date: 1842

Background imageAfghan Collection: View of Jellalabad (Jalalabad), Afghanistan

View of Jellalabad (Jalalabad), Afghanistan
View of the city of Jellalabad (Jalalabad), in eastern Afghanistan. Date: 1842

Background imageAfghan Collection: Fall / Afghan Hound / Champion Sirdar of Ghazni

Fall / Afghan Hound / Champion Sirdar of Ghazni
Afghan Hound Champion Sirdar of Ghazni owned by Mrs Amps Date: 1928

Background imageAfghan Collection: Two young Afghan hillmen, Afghanistan

Two young Afghan hillmen, Afghanistan. Date: 1922

Background imageAfghan Collection: Afghan woman, Afghanistan

Afghan woman, Afghanistan. Date: 1922



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