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March to Kandahar: Roberts in Aghanistan


The book describes the role of Frederick Roberts in the 2nd Afghan War, culminating in his famous march in 1880 with 10,000 picked British and Indian soldiers, 300 miles in twenty-three days, from Kabul to Kandahar, to defeat the Afghan army of Ayub Khan, pretender to the Amirship of Kabul. The march made Roberts one of late Victorian England's great military heroes, partly because of the achievement itself, partly because the victory restored British prestige after defeat, and finally because of Roberts' astute use of the ...

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March to Kandahar: Roberts in Aghanistan
2012, Pen & Sword Military, South Yorkshire

ISBN-13: 9781848846722


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