Picquets from 2nd Battalion, 61st King George's Own Pioneers, overlooking the Khyber Pass, 1919 (c)
Photograph, 3rd Afghan War, 1919 (c).
The Khyber Pass is a 53-kilometer (33-miles) passage through the Hindu Kush. It connects the northern frontier of what is now Pakistan with Afghanistan. During the three Afghan Wars the pass was the scene of numerous skirmishes between Anglo-Indian soldiers and local tribesmen who tried to control access to it.
From an album of 96 photographs compiled by Lieutenant Frank Allen Hanson, 2nd Battalion 61st King George's Own Pioneers, North West Frontier, 1918-1819.
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