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The First Afghan War

Needless to say, the information on the First Afghan War came from many sources - below are the books from which I got information,  Any one of these texts will have more detail and depth than my feeble attempts, so I encourage you explore these books. Most can be found either through Amazon or Barnes & Noble, sometimes in their "rare and out-of-print' sections.

As we all know, Afghanistan is apparently, slowly but surely, trying to recover from the ravages of almost 25 years of war and internal struggle. If you would like to find out more about the current happenings and goings-on in Afghanistan, here are some web sites that may be of interest to you:

Afghans for a Civil Society

Afghan  Relief.com

Afghan Relief International

Sources  and Bibliography

Barthorp, Michael , The Northwest Frontier, Blandford Press, London, 1982

Fredericks, Pierce G. , The Sepoy and the Cossack, New American Library, New York, 1971

Hopkirk, Peter, The Great Game - Struggle for Empire in Central Asia, Kodansha America, Ltd. New York, 1992

Moyer, Karl E. & Shareen Blair Brysac, Tournament of Shadows, Counterpoint, Washington, D.C., 1999
(there's a website dedicated to this book as well)

Schofield, Victoria, Every Rock, Every Hill, Buchan & Enright, London, 1984

Swinson, Arthur , North-West Frontier , People and Events,  Hutchinson & Co., London, 1967

Waller, John H. , Beyond the Khyber Pass,  Random House, New York, 1990

In addition, here are some useful and informative web sites I've found:

Alex's War History Pages  - military history with a few pages on the First Afghan War

A site of British Military and Regimental History

Another short page on the War


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