Army of the Indus crosses Bolan Pass

Butler's 'Remnants of an Army'On 10 March 1839, the army of the Indus headed over the Bolan Pass in the First Anglo-Afghan War. Image: Detail: ‘Remnants of an Army’ by Elizabeth Butler portraying William Brydon arriving at the gates of Jalalabad as the only survivor of a 16,500 strong evacuation from Kabul in January 1842. This image is in the public domain in the United States as its copyright has expired.


Antoinette Burton, “On the First Anglo-Afghan War, 1839-42: Spectacle of Disaster”

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