'Kwettah', 1839 (c)
Coloured lithograph from 'Views in Affghaunistaun from sketches taken during the Campaigns of the Army of the Indus', by W L Walton after Captain Sir Keith A Jackson, Bt, 4th (Queen's Own) Light Dragoons, published by W H Allen and Co and T McLean.
After fighting their way through the Bolan Pass on their expedition into Afghanistan, Sir John Keane's Army of the Indus reached the plains near the town and fort of Quetta in Baluchistan. Mismanagement of supplies meant that the troops and camp followers were nearly in a state of mutiny over food shortages. The daily ration of the soldiers was cut by half.
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