The Afghan Wars 1839-42 and 1878-80, Part 1


Read by Phil Griffiths

(4.4 stars; 14 reviews)

The First Anglo–Afghan War was fought between British India and Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842. It was one of the first major conflicts during the Great Game, the 19th century competition for power and influence in Central Asia between the United Kingdom and Russia, and also marked one of the worst setbacks inflicted on British power in the region after the consolidation of British Raj by the East India Company. (Summary by Phil) (5 hr 3 min)

Chapters

01 - Preliminary 25:50 Read by Phil Griffiths
02 - The March to Cabul 35:15 Read by Phil Griffiths
03 - The First Year of Occupation 32:48 Read by Phil Griffiths
04 - The Second Year of Occupation 21:25 Read by Phil Griffiths
05 - The Beginning of the End 23:24 Read by Phil Griffiths
06 - The Beginning of the End (continued) 30:23 Read by Phil Griffiths
07 - The Road to Ruin 27:06 Read by Phil Griffiths
08 - The Catastrophe 33:49 Read by Phil Griffiths
09 - The Siege and Defence of Jellalabad 26:39 Read by Phil Griffiths
10 - Retribution and Rescue 29:01 Read by Phil Griffiths
11 - Retribution and Rescue (continued) 17:39 Read by Phil Griffiths

Reviews

(5 stars)

Thank You ...Well done..... It is a great supplement to the narrative in Peter Hopkirk's book " The Great Game"

great narrator

(5 stars)

Accurate history, well written and insightful. Self critical. Outstanding narration.