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Paperback The First Afghan War 1839-42: Invasion, Catastrophe and Retreat Book

ISBN: 1472813979

ISBN13: 9781472813978

The First Afghan War 1839-42: Invasion, Catastrophe and Retreat

(Book #298 in the Osprey Campaign Series)

In 1839, forces of the British East India Company crossed the Indus to invade Afghanistan on the pretext of reinstating a former king, Shah Soojah, to his rightful throne. The reality was that this was another step in Britain's Great Game--Afghanistan would create a buffer to any potential Russian expansion toward India. This history traces the initial, highly successful campaign as the British easily occupied Kabul and the rebellion that two years...

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