Disaster And Heroism At Maiwand

On July 27, 1880, General George Burrows led just under 2,500 British and Indian troops into the field near Maiwand, Afghanistan, to intercept an Afghan force led by Ayub Khan.  Burrows, however, was not aware that he was confronting a force that numbered around 25,000 Afghan warriors.  The terrible engagement that followed, known to history as the Battle of Maiwand, was one of the major battles of the Second Anglo-Afghan War.     

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