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Piper George Findlater (1872–1942), Gordon Highlanders, Winning the Victoria Cross at Dargai, 1897

Photo credit: National Army Museum

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The Heights of Dargai form a strategic position in the Khyber Pass into Afghanistan, on India’s North-West Frontier. The pass was a focus of repeated conflict between the British and the local Afridi tribesmen. One such conflict came in 1897 when the Afridi rebelled after a period of truce and the British dispatched the Tirah Expeditionary Force to re-secure the pass. During the fierce attack by British Infantry and Gurkhas on the 20 October, the Gordon Highlanders earned two Victoria Crosses.

National Army Museum

London


Date

1898

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 91.4 x W 152.4 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1957-04-3

Acquisition method

gift from Miss Cicely Hale, 1957

Work type

Painting


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