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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.
oil on canvas
H 91.4 x W 152.4 cm
gift from Miss Cicely Hale, 1957