British invade Afghanistan

Battle of KandaharIn November 1878, the British invaded Afghanistan. In response to a Russian delegate’s forcing himself into Kabul, the British send their own uninvited agent to Kabul, who is refused entry. In response, the British invade Afghanistan, starting the Second Anglo-Afghan War. 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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Zarena Aslami, “The Second Anglo-Afghan War, or The Return of the Uninvited”

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

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Nov 1878

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