Second Anglo-Afghan War
The Second Anglo-Afghan War started after Russia and Britain ended with the June 1878 Congress of Berlin. Sher Ali refused a British mission. This is a scene of action in the Chardeh Valley, December 11, 1879.
Nugent Robinson A History of The World With All Its Great Sensations Together With Its Mighty and Decisive Battles and The Rise and Fall of Its Nations From the Earliest Times to The Present Day (New York: P. F. Collier, ND)II:1284
Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman