Battle of Kabul 1879

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Battle of Kabul 1879
Part of 2nd Afghan War 1878-80
Date: 23 December 1879
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Presidency: Bengal
Co-ordinates: 34.528306°N 69.172341°E
Result: British victory
Combatants
British & Indians Various Afghan tribes
Commanders
Lt General Sir Frederick Roberts Mohammed Jan
Strength
7,000 British and Indians 50,000 tribesmen
Casualties
33 3,000

External Links

2nd Afghan War 1878-80 The British Empire
2nd Anglo-Afghan War Garen Ewing website
Regiments in the 2nd Afghan War Garen Ewing website
The Battle of Kabul 1879 BritishBattles.com
Kabul Under Attack The Serving Soldier

Historical Books Online

Recommended Reading

"Road to Kabul" by Brian Robson 1986 ISBN 1862271968

General Roberts' March to Kabul

Actions fought on this march:
Charasia – Killa Kazee – Takht-I-Shah – Asmai Heights – Siege of Sherpur Cantonment – Kabul

Phases:
General Browne's March from Peshawar to Gandamak – General Roberts' March to Ali Kheyl – General Stewart's March to Kandahar
General Roberts' March to Kabul – General Stewart's March to Kabul – General Roberts' March from Kabul to Kandahar
Part of the 2nd Afghan War