Events for Wednesday 8th August 2012
On This Day in History
Frederick Roberts' begins his 300 mile march to Kandahar8th August 1880
On 8th August 1880, with 10'000 picked British and Indian soldiers, Frederick Roberts began his 300 mile from Kabul to Kandahar, to defeat the Afghan army of Ayub Khan, pretender to the Amirship of Kabul. The march took just twenty-three days and made Roberts one of late Victorian England's great military heroes.
Further ReadingThe March to Kandahar
(Hardback - 224 pages)
by Rodney Atwood
The book describes the role of Frederick Roberts in the 2nd Afghan War, culminating in his famous march in 1880 with 10,000 picked British and Indian soldiers, 300 miles in twenty-three days, from Kabul to Kandahar, to defeat the Afghan army of Ayub Khan, pretender to the Amirship of Kabul.… Read more...Only £19.99 at Pen & Sword Books.