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Gateway, Bala Hissar, Kabul, 1880

Photograph, 2nd Afghan War (1878-1880), 1879.

The ancient Bala Hissar fortress was located south of the city overlooking the houses and bazaars from a commanding height. In 1879 when Major-General Frederick Robert's Kabul Field Force re-occupied the city, the fort was partially destroyed in retaliation for the killing of the British Resident Sir Louis Cavagnari and his diplomatic mission by the Afghans.

From a photograph album compiled by Major (later Major General Sir) Alexander Robert Badock.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1965-10-212-10


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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