Jellallabad, the Bastion…

Made:
c. 1878
maker:
John Burke

A photograph entitled 'Jellallabad, the Bastion Where General Elphinstone and Others Were Buried During The Siege in 1841-1842', taken by John Burke, c. 1878. The photograph shows the tower containing the bodies of General Elphinstone and other British soldiers killed during the retreat of the Kabul garrison to Jalalabad (or Jellallabad) during the First Afghan War in January 1842.

A photograph entitled 'Jellallabad, the Bastion Where General Elphinstone and Others Were Buried During The Siege in 1841-1842', taken by John Burke, c. 1878.

The photograph shows the tower containing the bodies of General Elphinstone and other British soldiers killed during the retreat of the Kabul garrison to Jalalabad (or Jellallabad) during the First Afghan War in January 1842.

The photograph was published in the album 'The Afghan War, Attogk to Jellalabad, Gandamak and Surkhab'.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/6040/19
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at The National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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