The Total Destruction of the English Army on the Road to Jalalabad
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[174c] On the Afghan side, Sardar Muhammad Akbar Khan and the ghazis flanked the route of the English force from the time it began its march until it reached Begrami. The Afghans displayed their forces and then at night retired to the city. On the seventh of Ziqaʿdah 1257/21 December 1841, the English left Bagrami for Butkhak. Half the Indian army was unable to march because of the cold. Sardar Muhammad Akbar Khan rode in their wake towards Butkhak as far as Miyan-i Saff-i Midar as did the ghazis. The latter plundered the army’s …

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“The Total Destruction of the English Army on the Road to Jalalabad”, in: History of Afghanistan, Translated and edited by R.D. McChesney, M.M. Khorrami. Consulted online on 22 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004256064_hao_COM_000168>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004234918, 20121219



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