The war found the vaunted british square formation cavalry and artillery virtually useless in the high mountain passes where most of the fighting took place the great set piece of the book is the awesome description of the near destruction of the 4500 man british kabul garrison and its 12000 camp followers as they attempted to fight their way to peshewar this first rate history by the author of gordon of khartoum captures the savage grandeur of the first afghan war photos not seen by pw. Beyond the khyber pass the road to british disaster in the first afghan war waller john h isbn 9780394569345 kostenloser versand fur alle bucher mit versand und verkauf duch amazon. Beyond the khyber pass the road to british disaster in the first afghan war by john h waller 383 rating details 30 ratings 2 reviews waller provides the definitive book chronicling the brutal wars and international intrigues of the 19th century in india and afghanistan which culminated in the siege of kabul and the deaths of 16000 . Beyond the khyber pass is a sweeping saga chronicling the brutal wars and international intrigues of the nineteenth century in india and afghanistan the great game that culminated in the siege. John h waller beyond the khyber pass the road to british disaster in the first afghan war austin university of texas press in association with random house 1993 pp 362 paul overby holy blood an inside view of the afghan war westport conn praeger 1993 pp 240 volume 27 issue 3 fred halliday
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