Occupation of Kabul

Battle of KandaharIn retaliation for the deaths of Cavagnari and his guards, General Frederick Roberts occupied Kabul on 8 October 1879, destroying buildings and executing Afghans suspected of participating in the uprising. This is followed on 11 October 1879 by the abdication of Amir Yaqub Khan. 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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8 Oct 1879

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