Baba Wali Kotal from Belooch lines [Kandahar].
Photographer: Simpson, Sir Benjamin
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of Baba Wali Kotal from the Belooch lines in Kandahar from the 'Bellew Collection: Photograph album of Surgeon-General Henry Walter Bellew' taken by Sir Benjamin Simpson c.1881. Kandahar is the second largest city in Afghanistan and is situated in the south of the region. During the Second Afghan War (1878-80), Ayub Khan of Herat overwhelmed British forces at Kandahar and beseiged them in the city. The siege was eventually lifted British forces from Kabul led by FM Roberts. This view shows the lines where the British were positioned in the battle. In the distance, we can also see the mountain pass at which Ayub's guns were positioned.