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Afghanistan Collection

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Afghanistan / Khyber Pass

Afghanistan / Khyber Pass
Through the Khyber Pass by the North-Western Railway - the illustration shows the Al-Masjid Gorge

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Kings Own Scottish Borderers

Kings Own Scottish Borderers - The uniform, reginemtal flags, crest and listings of International deployments are featured on this card. Date: 1913

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Map / Afghanistan C1860S

Map / Afghanistan C1860S
Map of Afghanistan and Beluchistan (note camel routes are measured in days, not miles)

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Afghanistan / Kabul Bazaar

Afghanistan / Kabul Bazaar
The gate of the bazaar at Kabul

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Pakistan Peshawar

Pakistan Peshawar
The English church : the Khyber Pass is in the distance, leading into Afghanistan

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Planes Bomb Emirs Fort

Planes Bomb Emirs Fort
British planes bomb the Emirs mountain fortress

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Afghan People / 1848

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

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

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

Background imageAfghanistan 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 imageAfghanistan 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 imageAfghanistan 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 imageAfghanistan 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 imageAfghanistan 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 imageAfghanistan Collection: Peshawar - Pathan Tribesmen with rifles

Peshawar - Pathan Tribesmen with rifles (matchlocks)

Background imageAfghanistan 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 imageAfghanistan Collection: Britannia and her Pets

Britannia and her Pets
Britannia and her pets, the British lion and the Indian tiger are ready to take on Afghanistan

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Events / Asia / Afghanistan

Events / Asia / Afghanistan
Tur Khum Gardens near Landikhana, showing the boundary line between Afghanistan and the North-West Frontier Province

Background imageAfghanistan 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 imageAfghanistan 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 imageAfghanistan 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 imageAfghanistan Collection: First Descent Through Koojah Pass, Afghanistan

First Descent Through Koojah Pass, Afghanistan

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: The Buddhas of Bamiyan, Afghanistan

The Buddhas of Bamiyan, Afghanistan Date: 1834

Background imageAfghanistan 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 imageAfghanistan Collection: ABDUR RAHMAN KHAN

ABDUR RAHMAN KHAN Established as ruler of Afghanistan after the Battle of Maiwand, his stable rule unified a tribal people. Date: R. 1880 - 1901

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: OXUS RIVER (ABU DARYA)

OXUS RIVER (ABU DARYA)
The Oxus River at Kham-i-ab, looking west, near Khoja- Saleh. The River was named by the Greeks after Alexander the Great crossed the stream with a bridge of dead cattle! Date: 1885

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Dards, tribe from NW India

Dards, tribe from NW India
Dards, tribe from northern Pakistan, north-western India, and eastern Afghanistan, c.1880 s

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Afridi solders from the Khyber Pass - north west frontier

Afridi solders from the Khyber Pass - north west frontier
c. 1860s India - Afridi solders from the Khyber Pass - north west frontier

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Rival sportsmen. I say now, as I have said before, that there is room enough in Asia for

Rival sportsmen. I say now, as I have said before, that there is room enough in Asia for both England and Russia. - Lord Beaconsfield (Disraeli)

Background imageAfghanistan 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 imageAfghanistan 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 imageAfghanistan 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 imageAfghanistan 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 imageAfghanistan 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 imageAfghanistan 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 imageAfghanistan 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 imageAfghanistan 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 imageAfghanistan 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 imageAfghanistan Collection: Bazaar at Kabul, Afghanistan, in the fruit season

Bazaar at Kabul, Afghanistan, in the fruit season. 1842

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

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

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

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

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: King of Afghanistan emerges through turret of HMS Tiger

King of Afghanistan emerges through turret of HMS Tiger
The King of Afghanistan (Amanullah Khan, 1892-1960) on an official visit to Britain emerges through turret of HMS Tiger on a visit to Portsmouth Harbour

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Two young Afghan hillmen, Afghanistan

Two young Afghan hillmen, Afghanistan. Date: 1922

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Afghan woman, Afghanistan

Afghan woman, Afghanistan. Date: 1922

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Afridi man, living between India and Afghanistan

Afridi man, living between India and Afghanistan
Afridi man, living in the Khyber and Kohat Passes between India and Afghanistan. Date: 1922

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: An Afghan soldier Date: late 19th century

An Afghan soldier Date: late 19th century

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: A group of five Afghans from various regions Date: late 19th century

A group of five Afghans from various regions Date: late 19th century

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: An Afghan man watches his children play on the swings, whilst keeping his rifle handy

An Afghan man watches his children play on the swings, whilst keeping his rifle handy Date: late 19th century



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