'Bridge of boats across the River Indus, Kooshalgurh', 1879 (c)
Photograph by Bourne and Shepherd, 2nd Afghan War, 1879 (c).
The bridge at Kushalgarh on the North West Frontier was built by the British in the months leading up to the outbreak of the 1st Afghan War (1839-1842). It replaced a ferry service. The bridge of boats was a vital artery for British forces during all their campaigns in the region, including the 2nd Afghan War (1878-1880).
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National Army Museum, London
National Army Museum, Study collection