The First Anglo-Afghan Wars

a reader by Antoinette M. Burton

Written in English
Published: Pages: 272 Downloads: 424
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Subjects:

  • Military History,
  • Afghan Wars,
  • History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementAntoinette Burton, editor ; with a foreword by Andrew J. Bacevich
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS363 .F57 2014
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 272 pages
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27156465M
ISBN 100822356503, 0822356627
ISBN 109780822356509, 9780822356622
LC Control Number2013044873
OCLC/WorldCa859044861

  William Dalrymple, in his sparkling new history of the First Anglo-Afghan War (), draws striking parallels between that 19th-century conflict and Nato’s current Afghan imbroglio. Battle of Ali Masjid: The opening battle of the Second Afghan War, fought on 21 st November in the Khyber Pass. Battle of Peiwar Kotal: The battle of the Second Afghan War, fought on 2 nd December , in which General Frederick Roberts forced the western end of the Khyber Pass. Battle of Futtehabad: The iconic engagement for the Queen’s Corps of Guides, fought on 2 nd April in.   The first two wars (–42 and –81) were wars of the Great Game; the British Empire's attempts to combat growing Russian influence near India's borders. The third, fought in , was an Afghan-declared holy war against British India – in which over , Afghans answered the call, and raised a force that would prove too great for Pages: The First Anglo-Afghan War helped Afghanistan gain a reputation as the “graveyard of empires”. A mystique developed around the country that it was unconquerable and persists until today. And while these characterizations of Afghanistan may not be entirely true, they continue to play a major role in the national consciousness of Afghanistan.

  The First Anglo Afghan War: The Great Game involved Britain’s repeated attempts to impose a puppet government in Kabul. The British wanted Dost Mohammad t. GK, General Studies, Optional notes for UPSC, IAS, Banking, Civil Services. Understanding War in Afghanistan by Joseph J. Collins “Understanding War in Afghanistan is an excellent primer on a hugely complex conflict. Joseph Collins—a veteran Afghan watcher, National War College professor, and respected strategist—guides the reader expertly through the geography, history, and recent dynamics. The Second Anglo-Afghan War (Pashto: د افغان-انګرېز دويمه جګړه ‎) was a military conflict fought between the British Raj and the Emirate of Afghanistan from to , when the latter was ruled by Sher Ali Khan of the Barakzai dynasty, the son of former Emir Dost Mohammad war was part of the Great Game between the British and Russian empires. After the third Anglo-Afghan War, Afghanistan was able to pursue an independent foreign policy free from the influence of the United Kingdom. In , after the Third Anglo-Afghan War, King Amanullah Khan announced Afghanistan's independence from foreign affairs at Eidgah Mosque in Kabul. Lieutenant-General George Noble Molesworth, idc (–) was an officer commissioned into the .

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Designed for classroom use, The First Anglo-Afghan Wars gathers in one volume primary The First Anglo-Afghan Wars book materials related to the first two wars that Great Britain launched against native leaders of the Afghan region.

From toand again from toBritain fought to expand its empire and prevent Russian expansion into the region's northwest frontier, which was considered the Format: Paperback. Publisher Description Designed for classroom use, The First Anglo-Afghan Warsgathers in one volume primary source materials related to the first two wars that Great Britain launched against native leaders of the Afghan region.

Designed for classroom use, The First Anglo-Afghan Wars gathers in one volume primary source materials related to the first two wars that Great Britain launched against native leaders of the Afghan region.3/5.

Designed for classroom use, The First Anglo-Afghan The First Anglo-Afghan Wars book gathers in one volume primary source materials related to the first two wars that Great Britain launched against native leaders of the Afghan region.

From toand again from toBritain fought to expand its empire and prevent Russian expansion into the region's northwest frontier, which was considered the gateway to.

Antoinette Burton Designed for classroom use, The First Anglo-Afghan Wars gathers in one volume primary source materials related to the first two wars that Great Britain launched against native leaders of the Afghan region.

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This book is a brief account, written for a popular audience, of the First Anglo-Afghan War, published inthe year that marked the start of the Second Anglo-Afghan War (–80). The First Anglo-Afghan War began in late when the British launched an invasion of Afghanistan from India with the aim of overthrowing the Afghan ruler, Amir Dōst Moḥammad Khān, and replacing him.

THE ANGLO-AFGHAN WARSwritten by Gregory-Fremont Barnes, is part of the multi-volume "Essential Histories" series on war seen from political, strategic, tactical, cultural and individual perspectives.

At first surprised glance, this quarter-inch thick, soft-cover volume seems almost a pamphlet at a mere 85 pages of narrative text/5(20). Publication date: Designed for classroom use, The First Anglo-Afghan Wars gathers in one volume primary source materials related to the first two wars that Great Britain launched against native leaders of the Afghan region.

First Anglo-Afghan War. Following a protracted civil war that began inthe Bārakzay clan became the ruling dynasty of Afghanistan, with its most powerful member, Dōst Moḥammad Khan, ascending the throne in With Great Britain and Russia maneuvering for influence in Afghanistan, Dōst Moḥammad was forced to balance his country between the two great powers.

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This lone soldier on a collapsing pony, as depicted in Elizabeth Butler’s painting “Remnants of an Army” (pictured), has become a lasting image of the first Anglo-Afghan war.

It. British army chaplain Reverand G.R. Gleig wrote in that the First Anglo-Afghan War was "begun for no wise purpose, carried on with a strange mixture of rashness and timidity, [and] brought to a close after suffering and disaster, without much glory attached either to the government which directed, or the great body of troops which waged it.".

During the 19th century Britain entered into three brutal wars with Afghanistan, each one saw the British trying and failing to gain control of a warlike and impenetrable territory. The first two wars ( and ) were wars of the Great Game; the British Empire's attempts to combat growing Russian influence near India's borders.

The third, fought inwas an Afghan-declared holy. Get this from a library. The First Anglo-Afghan Wars: a reader. [Antoinette M Burton; Andrew J Bacevich;] -- Designed for classroom use, The First Anglo-Afghan Wars gathers in one volume primary source materials related to the first two wars that Great Britain launched against native leaders of.

During the First Anglo-Afghan War (−42), Abbott saw much action as commander of an artillery battery. This book is an account of the war, based on Abbott’s journals and correspondence, published during the Second Anglo-Afghan War (−80), when reader interest in Afghanistan was high.

The First Anglo-Afghan War, – Occupation, Route, Defeat, Captivity The Second Anglo-Afghan War, – Imperial Insecurities, Global Stakes To Herat and Cabul A Story of the First Afghan War (). The First Anglo-Afghan War helped Afghanistan gain a reputation as the “graveyard of empires”. A mystique developed around the country that it was unconquerable and persists until today.

And while these characterizations of Afghanistan may not be entirely true, they continue to play a major role in the national consciousness of Afghanistan. The First Anglo-Afghan War (Pashto: د افغان-انگرېز لومړۍ جګړه ‎, also known by the British as the Disaster in Afghanistan) was fought between the British Empire and the Emirate of Afghanistan from to Initially, the British successfully intervened in a succession dispute between emir Dost Mohammad and former emir Shah Shujah (), whom they installed upon Location: Afghanistan.

The Afghan Wars and audiobook, Part 1 by Archibald Forbes ( - ). LibriVox recording of The Afghan Wars andPart 1, by Archibald Forbes. Read by Phil Griffiths. The First Anglo–Afghan War was fought between British India and Afghanistan from to It was one of the first major conflicts during the Great Game, the 19th century competition for power and influence in Central Asia between the United Kingdom and Russia, and also marked.

THE ANGLO-AFGHAN WARS provides the reader with a commendably concise and satisfying narrative summary of the essential facts surrounding the First, Second and Third Anglo-Afghan conflicts. Cutting the losses of national treasure and the lives of its young men was, apparently, the Empire's only s: The Causes of the First Anglo - Afghan War JIŘÍ KÁRNÍK Afghanistan is a beautiful, but savage and hostile country.

There are no resources, no huge market for selling goods and the inhabitants are poor. So the obvious question is: Why did this country become a ta r-get of aggression of the biggest powers in the world. I would like to a n. ANGLO-AFGHAN WARS. First Anglo-Afghan war ().

i i. Second Anglo-Afghan war (). iii. Third Anglo-Afghan war (). First Anglo-Afghan War () This war was fought between a British Indian army in alliance with the still-independent Sikhs under Ranjit Singh, and the Bārakzay rulers of Kabul and Qandahār.

The Anglo-Afghan Wars – book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. During the 19th Century Britain entered into three b 4/5.

Since much has been written, in great detail, on the major events and chronology of what would come to be called the First Anglo-Afghan War, this writing will focus on other, rather more ignored. The Anglo-Afghan wars of the 19th and early 20th centuries were ill-conceived and led to some of the worst military disasters ever sustained by British forces in this part of the world, with poor strategy in the First Afghan War resulting in the annihilation of 16, soldiers and civilians in a single week.

In his new book, Jules Stewart. The First Anglo-Afghan War (also known as Auckland's Folly) was fought between the British East India Company and Afghanistan from to It is famous for the killing of 4, British and Indian soldiers, p of their camp followers, by Afghan tribal fighters, but the British defeated the Afghans in the concluding engagement.

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