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For Those of You Who May Think There is No More Fighting Going on in Afghanistan...
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03-26-2013, 05:33 AM #1
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03-26-2013, 02:43 PM #4
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I was just reading this article:

Incredible story of the British soldier who was the only survivor of a 19th century Afghan conquest – and the warnings for today’s military missions

Quote:It was January 13, 1842, and the 30-year-old Scot was all that remained of the British force that had invaded Afghanistan three years earlier.

The Army of the Indus, comprising 20,000 soldiers and twice that number of camp followers, had set off in the spring of 1839 to fight in the First Afghan War – resulting from growing British unease at the growth of Russian influence in the region.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...sions.html



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