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The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80, Part 1

The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80, Part 1 by Archibald Forbes
By: (1838-1900)

The First Anglo–Afghan War was fought between British India and Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842. It was one of the first major conflicts during the Great Game, the 19th century competition for power and influence in Central Asia between the United Kingdom and Russia, and also marked one of the worst setbacks inflicted on British power in the region after the consolidation of British Raj by the East India Company.

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[Illustration: Sir Frederick Roberts]

THE AFGHAN WARS 1839 42 AND 1878 80

by ARCHIBALD FORBES

With Portraits and Plans

CONTENTS

PART I. THE FIRST AFGHAN WAR

CHAP.

I. PRELIMINARY

II. THE MARCH TO CABUL

III. THE FIRST YEAR OF OCCUPATION

IV. THE SECOND YEAR OF OCCUPATION

V. THE BEGINNING OF THE END

VI. THE ROAD TO RUIN

VII. THE CATASTROPHE

VIII. THE SIEGE AND DEFENCE OF JELLALABAD

IX. RETRIBUTION AND RESCUE

PART II. THE SECOND AFGHAN WAR

I. THE FIRST CAMPAIGN

II. THE OPENING OF THE SECOND CAMPAIGN

III. THE LULL BEFORE THE STORM

IV. THE DECEMBER STORM

V. ON THE DEFENSIVE IN SHERPUR

VI. AHMED KHEL

VII. THE AMEER ABDURRAHMAN

VIII. MAIWAND AND THE GREAT MARCH

IX. THE BATTLE OF CANDAHAR

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS AND PLANS

PORTRAIT OF SIR FREDERICK ROBERTS Frontispiece

PLAN OF CABUL, THE CANTONMENT

PORTRAIT OF SIR GEORGE POLLOCK

PORTRAIT OF SIR LOUIS CAVAGNARI AND SIRDARS

PLAN OF CABUL SHOWING THE ACTIONS, DEC... Continue reading book >>


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