BOOK ON AFGHANISTAN

  • All historians should attempt to rewrite history as they see it: William Dalrymple December 7, 2012

    In the spring of 1839, the British invaded Afghanistan for the first time. Led by lancers in scarlet cloaks and plumed shakos, nearly 20,000 British and East India Company troops poured through the passes and reestablished on the throne Shah Shuja ulMulk. On the way in, the British faced little...