Kabul Expedition
Encampment of the Kandahar Army, under General Nott. ©Lieutenant James Rattray
1842 Aug 1 - Oct

Kabul Expedition

Kabul, Afghanistan

The Battle of Kabul was part of a punitive campaign undertaken by the British against the Afghans following the disastrous retreat from Kabul. Two British and East India Company armies advanced on the Afghan capital from Kandahar and Jalalabad to avenge the complete annihilation of a small military column in January 1842. Having recovered prisoners captured during the retreat, the British demolished parts of Kabul before withdrawing to India. The action was the concluding engagement to the First Anglo-Afghan War.