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To Herat and Cabul : a Story of the First Afghan War
by G. A. Henty

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In the military history of this country there is no darker page than the destruction of a considerable British force in the terrible defiles between Cabul and Jellalabad in January, 1842. Of all the wars in which our troops have taken part never was one entered upon so recklessly or so unjustifiably. The ruler of Afghanistan, Dost Mahomed, was sincerely anxious for our friendship. He was alarmed at the menacing attitude of Russia, which, in conjunction with Persia, was threatening his dominions and intriguing with the princes at Candahar. Our commissioner at Cabul, Mr. Burnes, was convinced of the Ameer's honesty of intention, and protested most strongly against the course taken by the Indian government, who determined upon setting up a discredited prince, who had for many years been a fugitive in India, in place of Dost Mahomed.

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To Herat and Cabul: a Story of the First Afghan WarTo Herat and Cabul: a Story of the First Afghan War (Hard cover)
Pub. Date: 2002
Publisher: Preston-Speed Publications
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To Herat and Cabul: A Story of the First Afghan WarTo Herat and Cabul: A Story of the First Afghan War (Hard cover)
Pub. Date: 2002
Publisher: Preston-Speed Publications
Price: $24.94
Seller: I Love Books Bookstore, Kingsport, TN, USA
Description: Glued binding. Paper over boards. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: Children/juvenile.
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In the military history of this country there is no darker page than the destruction of a considerable British force in the terrible defiles between Cabul and Jellalabad in January, 1842. Of all the wars in which our troops have taken part never was one entered upon so recklessly or so unjustifiably. The ruler of Afghanistan, Dost Mahomed, was sincerely anxious for our friendship. He was alarmed at the menacing attitude of Russia, which, in conjunction with Persia, was threatening his dominions and intriguing with the princes at Candahar. Our commissioner at Cabul, Mr. Burnes, was convinced of the Ameer's honesty of intention, and protested most strongly against the course taken by the Indian government, who determined upon setting up a discredited prince, who had for many years been a fugitive in India, in place of Dost Mahomed.

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  • PID: 16868839093
  • ISBN-13: 9781931587174
  • Publisher: Preston-Speed Pubns
  • Seller: Atlanta Vintage Books
    Description: Pages are clean and unmarked. Boards are clean and square. Binding is tight. Text block is clean.
    Condition: Very Good