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Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80, Part 2

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"Archibald Forbes' detailed and engaging account of the Afghan Wars of 1839-42 and 1878-80 offers a comprehensive perspective on the challenges faced by the British Empire in Afghanistan. The author skillfully navigates the complex political landscape of the region, providing insights into the motivations and actions of key players on both sides of the conflict. Forbes' vivid descriptions of battle scenes and the harsh terrain of Afghanistan bring the events to life, keeping readers engrossed throughout the book. This is a must-read for anyone interested in military history or the history of British imperialism in South Asia."

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This Part 2 of "The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80" discusses the 1878-80 war, which was one of the 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. - Summary by Lynette Caulkins and Phil Griffith

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