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Royal Artillery in Afghanistan, 1879 (c)

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

After the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859), most artillery in India was manned by British soldiers of the Royal Artillery. However, mountain batteries remained in the hands of Indian gunners. The mountain batteries were equipped with light, portable guns ideally suited for service in the hilly terrain of Afghanistan and the frontier regions.

From album of 115 photographs by Bourne and Shepherd.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1955-04-42-50


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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