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No. 2 Mountain Battery ascending the Springawi Pass, 1880 (c)

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

After the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859), most artillery in India was manned by British soldiers. However, Mountain Batteries remained in the hands of Indian artillerymen. The Mountain Batteries were equipped with light, portable guns ideally suited for service in the hilly terrain of the frontier regions. The easily movable guns of the Mountain Artillery were particularly useful in areas like the Spingawi Pass in the Kurram Valley in Afghanistan.

From an album of 115 photographs by Bourne and Shepherd.

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NAM. 1955-04-42-38


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