THE DEFENSE OF KAHUN: An Episode in the 1st Afghan War
By Charles Reynolds Williams
Size: 8.5″ x 11:
Pages: 46 pgs
In 1839 a British force invaded Afghanistan in what would be known as the 1st Afghan War. It proved to be a horrendous disaster in which the British army was destroyed. This is the account of a small part of that campaign based on the journal of a British officer who fought in that campaign. Though Kahun was the capital of he formidable Murree tribes, there was little reason for it to be occupied.It was situated in the middle of a narrow plain, five miles from the wild mountain range that completely cuts it off from the line to Kandahar. It was completely isolated and commanded nothing, but was commanded by the country around it and could easily be isolated and starved out. Yet, it was occupied and defended.