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The Battle of Maiwand was one of the largest battles of the Second Afghan War (1878–1880). A British-Indian force under General Burrows was sent to intercept the Afghan leader, Ayub Khan, who had launched a bid for the Afghan throne, advancing with an army from Herat towards Kandahar. On 27 July 1880 Burrows’ brigade was overwhelmed by this Afghan force which was 10 times its size. Maiwand was one of the few instances in the nineteenth century of an Asian power defeating a Western one.

National Army Museum





oil on canvas


H 50.8 x W 86.5 cm

Accession number

NAM. 1978-08-14

Acquisition method

purchased from the Parker Gallery, 1978

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