In part three of our series on Afghanistan we get fully into the second Anglo-Afghan War, picking up where we left off, in 1878. Will the British have learned valuable lessons from previous decades? Will they consequently learn anything from subsequent disasters? If you’ve been listening, you can probably guess the answers, but tune in anyway and find out!
Show notes and links:
- Wee Willie Winkie (1937) Shirley Temple, Victor McLaglen, Cesar Romero
- Kim (1950) Errol Flynn.
- Afghan Wars and the North-West Frontier 1839-1947: Michael Barthorp
- Second Anglo-Afghan War
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton
- Sam Browne
- Gen. Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts
- This week’s special music: Raag Bhairvi – Afghan Instrumental
- Bad Cat Shop at Zazzle (zazzle.com)
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