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General view of Dakka from Conical Hill, North West.

Photograph with a distant view of Dakka Fort
encircled by the mountains of the Khyber Pass, taken by John Burke
in 1878. Burke accompanied the Peshawar Valley Field Force, one of
three British Anglo-Indian army columns deployed in the Second
Afghan War (1878-80), despite being rejected for the role of
official photographer. He financed his trip by advance sales of his
photographs 'illustrating the…