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Posted by: KenA
Posted on: 26/08/2016 09:48:27

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Posted by: KenA
Total Posts: 122
Joined Date: Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Those of you who have received your copies of CAM 298 (The First Afghan War 1839-42) may have noticed quite a number of references in the text to Alexander Burnes (a political officer in the East India Company), plus an illustration of said gentleman, who did not support the British policy of a regime change in Afghanistan (but who failed to convince his superiors) and who was killed in Kabul in 1841.

Burnes was an interesting character who led a very eventful, though comparatively short, life.  A new book is coming out next month about him called “Sikunder Burnes” by Craig Murray.  Details from the publisher’s web site are from the following link and I assume the book will be available in due course from the usual places.

http://www.birlinn.co.uk/Sikunder-Burnes-2.html

Craig Murray, the author, is also an interesting character with a rather controversial background in the Central Asian region.  Refer:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Murray

I have only had time to quickly skim through my copy of CAM 298 as I only received it today.  However, first impressions are very positive.

Posted on: 26/08/2016 09:48:29
Posted by: PAUL W
Total Posts: 307
Joined Date: Sunday, 4 January 2015

I agree cam 29th looks very good.

Posted on: 28/08/2016 07:51:45

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