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A survey group in the Kurram, 1879

Photograph by Bourne and Shepherd, 2nd Afghan War (1878-1880), 1879.

Much of the surveying of India's terrain was carried out by the British during their rule there. However, as this photograph shows, the British surveyors were accompanied by local soldiers and other men while they worked. This photograph was taken in Kurram, then on the border between India and Afghanistan and now a Federally Administered Tribal Area or Pakistan.

From an album of 115 photographs by Bourne and Shepherd.

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NAM. 1955-04-42-18


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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