Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

8/7/2010

The First Afghan War: lessons for today

The talk will cover the 1838-1842 period of Afghan history, and will include:

* the Persian siege of Herat with Russian assistance, which Britain feared would lead to an invasion of India through Afghanistan
* the issuance of the infamous Simla Manifesto that justified the invasion
* the installation of the British protege Shah Shuja on the throne of Kabul
* the military and political blunders that brought on the uprising in Kabul
* the forced evacuation of the Kabul garrison and the destruction of the entire army on the retreat to Jalalabad
* the second invasion by the Army of Retribution and the inconclusive end to the war
* a few words about the second and third Afghan wars
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