Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42

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Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42

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By: William Dalrymple

In 1839, nearly 20,000 British troops poured through the mountain passes into Afghanistan and installed the exiled Shah Shuja on the throne as their puppet. But after little more than two years, the Afghans exploded into rebellion. The British were forced to retreat—and were then ambushed in the mountains by simply-equipped Afghan tribesmen. Just one British man made it through.

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