'The Wild Pass of Siri-Kajoor', 1840 (c)
Tinted lithograph from 'Sketches in Afghanistan', 1838-1842, by Louis and Charles Haghe after James Atkinson, published by Henry Graves and Company and J W Allen and Company, 1 July 1842.
As they travelled along the narrow passes between the high ridges of Baluchistan, the British and Indian troops of the Army of the Indus were vulnerable to ambush by the Baluchis, who hid in dens in the ravines. Skirmishes and sniping attacks were common events.
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