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The Afghan War of 1879-80
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Authors: Howard Hensman 
Book Description:
This book, originally published in 1882, is comprised of a series of letters written from the field of the Second Anglo-Afghan War. The author was a correspondent of the Pioneer (the second oldest English language newspaper in India) and the only journalist to accompany the Anglo-Indian field forces on their march through Afghanistan. The letters offer a firsthand account of the war from a British perspective. (SNOVA)

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Table of Contents:


List of Maps Illustrating Engagements

PART 1. The Occupation of Cabul - The British Besieged at the Sherpur - Dispersal of the Tribes (pp. 1-2)

Chapter 1. Massacre of Cavagnari - The Kurram Field Force moves upon Cabul (pp. 3-6)

Chapter 2. Yakub Khan in the British Camp (pop. 7-16)

Chapter 3. The Advance to Charasia and the Battle of that Name, etc. (pp. 17-28)

Chapter 4. Capture of Sherpur Cantonments - The Affair of the Asmai Heights (pp. 29-38)

Chapter 5. Cabul Occupied by General Roberts (pp. 39-46)

Chapter 6. The Stores in Bala Hissar Arsenal - Disastrous Explosions, etc. (pp. 47-58)

Chapter 7. Execution of Prominent Afghans: the Case of the Kotwal of Cabul, etc. (pp. 59-66)

Chapter 8. Fighting in the Shutargardan Pass, etc. (pp. 67-70)

Chapter 9. Abdication of Yakub Khan; his Arrest, etc. (pp. 71-80)

Chapter 10. The British Army moves into Sherpur; opening Communication with the Khyber Force, etc. (pp. 81-90)

Chapter 11. The Bala Hissar Dismantled—Raiding for the Murderers of Cavagnari - Execution of numerous (pp. 91-100)

Chapter 12. Approach of Winter - Operations against the Safis, etc. (pp. 101-108)

Chapter 13. Difficulties as to Supplies - Bahadur Khan’s Contumacy; his Villages Destroyed, etc. (pp. 109-120)

Chapter 14. Yakub Khan Deported to India - Affairs in Afghan Turkistan - Tribal Uneasiness about Cabul, etc. (pp. 121-130)

Chapter 15. The December Troubles - Formidable Strength of Mahomed Jan - Repulse of General Dunham Massy - The Afghan Army before Cabul (pp. 131-140)

Chapter 16. The Fighting around Cabul - General Roberts withdraws within Sherpur, etc. (pp. 141-154)

Chapter 17. The Siege of Sherpur - Musa Jan proclaimed Amir by the Afghan Leader, etc. (pp. 155-168)

Chapter 18. The Siege of Sherpur (continued) Mahomed Jan delivers his Attack - Its Failure - Reinforcements from the Khyber Line, etc. (pp. 169-182)

Chapter 19. Dispersion of Afghan Army - General Roberts Re-occupies Cabul - Universality of the late Jehad - A Looted City (pp. 183-192)

Chapter 20. Punishment of Mir Butcha and his Kohistanis - Asmatullah Khan’s Operations about Jugdulluck - Deportation of Daoud Shah (pp. 193-198)

Chapter 21. General Roberts Proclaims an Amnesty - Afghan Chiefs at Cabul—Message from Mahomed Jan - News of Abdur Rahman Khan, etc. (pp. 199-208)

Chapter 22. The British Hospital in Cabul - “How We Live in Sherpur” - “How they Live in Cabul” (pp. 209-222)

Chapter 23. Shere Ali’s Efforts to raise an Army - Gun-making, etc. in Cabul - The Ghazi and his Mode of Warfare (pp. 233-234)

Chapter 24. The Early Life of Abdur Rahman Khan - Prominent Afghan Characters, etc. (pp. 235-244)

Chapter 25. Mr. Lepel Griffin arrives at Sherpur to investigate the Political Situation - The Malcontent Chiefs in Durbar - Explanation of British Policy (pp. 245-258)

Chapter 26. General Ross goes out to meet General Stewart - A Second Successful Battle at Charasia (pp. 259-268)

Chapter 27. General Stewart at Cabul - His March from Candahar - The Battle of Ahmed Khel - Capture of Ghazni, Action at Urzoo, etc. (pp. 269-280)

Chapter 28. “The Divine Figure from the North” - A Period of Calm - The Kizilbashes, etc. (pp. 281-288)

Chapter 29. The Amirship offered to Abdur Rahman - Cavalry Action at Padkhao Shana (pp. 289-298)

Chapter 30. Formal Recognition of Abdur Rahman by the British - His Interviews with Mr. Griffin - A Settlement arrived at (pp. 299-310)

Chapter 31. News of Maiwand - General Roberts marches to relieve Candahar—Cabul evacuated by General Stewart - The Settlement with Abdur Rahman
(pp. 311-318)

PART 2. The March upon Candahar and Defeat of Sirdar Ayub Khan (pp. 319-320)

Chapter 32. The March to Candahar - Arrival at Shashgao (pp. 321-330)

Chapter 33. The March (continued) - Relief of Khelat-i-Ghilzai - Arrival at Robat - End of the March, etc. (pp. 331-348)

Chapter 34. General Roberts in Candahar - Reconnaissance on the Herat Road - Battle of Candahar and Defeat of Ayub Khan, etc. (pp. 349-366)

Chapter 35. The Siege of Candahar - Sortie by the Garrison, etc. (pp. 367-376)

Chapter 36. The Operations on the Helmund - The Disaster at Maiwand (pp. 377-386)

Conclusion (pp. 387-390)

Appendix (pp. 391-394)

Index (pp. 395)

Total Pages: 403

      Politics and Economics of the Middle East
      Political Science and History
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2018 - May
   ISBN: 978-1-53613-686-9
   Status: AV
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