Battle of Maiwand

Battle of KandaharOn 27 July 1880, Afghan forces led by Ayub Khan, Yaqub Kahn’s brother, outnumbered the British and Indian troops in the Battle of Maiwand and exacted high fatalities. Shortly thereafter, on 31 July 1880, Abdur Rahman became Amir of Afghanistan. Image: Battle of Kandahar, 1880, by W. Skeoch Cumming. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.


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27 Jul 1880

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