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Afghanistan Collection

"Journey through Afghanistan: A Tapestry of History and Beauty" In the rugged terrain of Afghanistan, a US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter soars above

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter

US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter
Pictured are two US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Multi-Mission Helicopters at Kandahar Airfield in 2010. The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Kings Own Scottish Borderers

Kings Own Scottish Borderers - The uniform, reginemtal flags, crest and listings of International deployments are featured on this card. Date: 1913

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Afghanistan / Khyber Pass

Afghanistan / Khyber Pass
Through the Khyber Pass by the North-Western Railway - the illustration shows the Al-Masjid Gorge

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Map / Afghanistan C1860S

Map / Afghanistan C1860S
Map of Afghanistan and Beluchistan (note camel routes are measured in days, not miles)

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: U. S. Air Force C-17 Globemasters in flight

U. S. Air Force C-17 Globemasters in flight
U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemasters like these provided intra-theater heavy airlift support, helping to sustain operations throughout Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Buddha statue in cliffs (since destroyed by the Taliban), Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Buddha statue in cliffs (since destroyed by the Taliban), Bamiyan, Afghanistan

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: A British Army Foden 6x6 heavy recovery vehicle

A British Army Foden 6x6 heavy recovery vehicle

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Afghanistan, Bamiyan Valley and Giant Buddha

Afghanistan, Bamiyan Valley and Giant Buddha

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: An RAF Chinook helicopter in silhouette, flying over Afghanistan

An RAF Chinook helicopter in silhouette, flying over Afghanistan
A Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter firing flares over Afghanistan. Synonymous with operations in Afghanistan over the last thirteen years, the Chinook Force flew over 41, 000 hours, extracted 13

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Apache Helicopter Firing Rockets

Apache Helicopter Firing Rockets
An Apache Attack helicopter of the Army Air Corps in Afghanistan fires rockets at insurgents during a patrol in 2008. Designed to hunt and destroy tanks

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: RAF Chinook Helicopter

RAF Chinook Helicopter
Chinook helicopter from18 (B) Squadron practising desert operations as the sun sets during Exercise Vortex Warrior.18 (B) Sqn are based at Royal Air Force Odiham

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: An RAF Chinook helicopter making the tricky approach to the Helicopter Landing Site

An RAF Chinook helicopter making the tricky approach to the Helicopter Landing Site (HLS) at Lashkar Gar, Helmand Province in Afghanistan

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Afghanistan, Mazar-I-Sharif, Shrine of Hazrat Ali

Afghanistan, Mazar-I-Sharif, Shrine of Hazrat Ali AFGHANISTAN, Mazar-I-Sharif, Pilgrims at the Shrine of Hazrat Ali (who was assissinated in 661)

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: View into Afghanistan from the Khyber Pass

View into Afghanistan from the Khyber Pass, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan, Asia

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: The Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan, Asia

The Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Afghanistan / Kabul Bazaar

Afghanistan / Kabul Bazaar
The gate of the bazaar at Kabul

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: The famous white pigeons, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province

The famous white pigeons, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Portrait of a Pathan man at his stall selling pickles in Kabul, Afghanistan, Asia

Portrait of a Pathan man at his stall selling pickles in Kabul, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: 1855, Colton Map of Persia, Afghanistan, and Arabia, topography, cartography, geography

1855, Colton Map of Persia, Afghanistan, and Arabia, topography, cartography, geography
1855, Colton Map of Persia, Afghanistan, and Arabia

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Pakistan Peshawar

Pakistan Peshawar
The English church : the Khyber Pass is in the distance, leading into Afghanistan

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province

Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Planes Bomb Emirs Fort

Planes Bomb Emirs Fort
British planes bomb the Emirs mountain fortress

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Afghan People / 1848

Afghan People / 1848
Some of the various indigenous peoples of Afghanistan

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Buzkashi, Kabul, Afghanistan, Asia

Buzkashi, Kabul, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Pilgrims at the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif

Pilgrims at the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Ataturk and Amanullah Khan in a rowing boat - 1928

Ataturk and Amanullah Khan in a rowing boat - 1928
Exceptionally rare postcard from May 1928 showing Mustafa Kemal Ataturk (18811938), President of Turkey, pictured in a rowing boat with the Sovereign of Afghanistan

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: RAF Chinook Creates Dust Cloud Landing in Afghanistan

RAF Chinook Creates Dust Cloud Landing in Afghanistan
A Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter comes into land at Camp Bastion, Helmand, Afghanistan follwoing a mission. The Chinook is a very capable

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: India, map with illustrations showing distinguishing features

India, map with illustrations showing distinguishing features

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: The Troops Emerging from the Narrow Part of the Defile in the Koojah Pass

The Troops Emerging from the Narrow Part of the Defile in the Koojah Pass
STC135161 The Troops Emerging from the Narrow Part of the Defile in the Koojah Pass, from Sketches in Afghaunistan, engraved by Charles Haghe (1810-88) and Louis Haghe (1806-85)

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: The Khyber Pass - Pakistan / Afghanistan Border

The Khyber Pass - Pakistan / Afghanistan Border
The Khyber Pass, Peshawar, West Pakistan / Afghanistan Border. Date: 1960s

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: SECOND AFGHAN WAR, 1878. Save Me From My Friends! Amir Sher Ali of Afghanistan

SECOND AFGHAN WAR, 1878. Save Me From My Friends! Amir Sher Ali of Afghanistan endeavors to stand between the Russian bear and the British lion as each eyes the other with suspicion

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle in Afghanistan

Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle in Afghanistan
A Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle is put through its paces at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Foxhound is at the cutting edge of protected patrol vehicle technology

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Royal Navy Sea King Mk 4 Helicopters from 845 & 846 Naval Air Squadrons in Afghanistan

Royal Navy Sea King Mk 4 Helicopters from 845 & 846 Naval Air Squadrons in Afghanistan
A Royal Navy Sea King Mk4 helicopter is pictured on an operation over Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Royal Navy Sea King Mk4 helicopters from 845

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Mohammed Nadir Shah - King of Afghanistan with his Brother

Mohammed Nadir Shah - King of Afghanistan with his Brother
Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883-1933) (second from right) - King of Afghanistan between 1923-1933 with his Brother and two other Officers. Date: circa 1924

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Save Me From My Friends! Amir Sher Ali of Afghanistan endeavors to stand between the Russian bear

Save Me From My Friends! Amir Sher Ali of Afghanistan endeavors to stand between the Russian bear
SECOND AFGHAN WAR, 1878. Save Me From My Friends! Amir Sher Ali of Afghanistan endeavors to stand between the Russian bear and the British lion as each eyes the other with suspicion

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Afghan nomad family in front of one of two Buddhas of Bamiyan, 1950, Painting

Afghan nomad family in front of one of two Buddhas of Bamiyan, 1950, Painting
Afghanistan, 20th century. Afghan nomad family in front of one of the two Buddhas of Bamiyan, 1950. Painting. Both statues were destroyed by the Taliban in 2001

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Sarwani Soldier

Sarwani Soldier
A Sarwani (or Sherwani) tribesman. The Sarwani are a Batani Pashtun tribe settled in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Date: circa 1910

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: ASIA MAP, 19th CENTURY. Persia, Afghanistan, Turkestan, India, Tibet, Burma, and Siam

ASIA MAP, 19th CENTURY. Persia, Afghanistan, Turkestan, India, Tibet, Burma, and Siam. Detail from a late 19th century map of Asia

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Pilgrims at the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif

Pilgrims at the Shrine of Hazrat Ali, who was assassinated in 661, Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Dancing Dervishes, Folio from a Divan of Hafiz, ca. 1480. Creator: Bihzad

Dancing Dervishes, Folio from a Divan of Hafiz, ca. 1480. Creator: Bihzad
Dancing Dervishes, Folio from a Divan of Hafiz, ca. 1480

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) Vehicles at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan

MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) Vehicles at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan
M270 MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) vehicles at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. The 227mm American designed Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Chinook Helicopters Preparing for Take Off from Camp Bastion Airfield, Afghanistan

Chinook Helicopters Preparing for Take Off from Camp Bastion Airfield, Afghanistan
Royal Air Force Chinook Mk2 helicopters from 1310 Flight on the runway at Camp Bastion Airfield, Afghanistan. The Joint Helicopter Force (AFGHANISTAN) or JHF (A)

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Harrier GR9 Fires Flares Over Afghanistan

Harrier GR9 Fires Flares Over Afghanistan
A Harrier GR9 from the Naval Strike Wing releases flares whilst on operations over Afghanistan

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Afridi Tribesman of the Khyber Pass, NWFP

Afridi Tribesman of the Khyber Pass, NWFP
Afridi Tribesman (Afreedis / Abaorteans) - a Pashtun (Pathan) tribe from the Khyber Pass region posing with his long rifle. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Afghanistan, Mazar-I-Sharif, Detail of tilework, Shrine of Hazrat Ali

Afghanistan, Mazar-I-Sharif, Detail of tilework, Shrine of Hazrat Ali AFGHANISTAN, Mazar-I-Sharif, Detail of tilework, Shrine of Hazrat Ali (who was assissinated in 661)

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: Band-I-Zulfiqar the main lake, Band-E- Amir (Bandi-Amir) (Dam of the King) crater lakes

Band-I-Zulfiqar the main lake, Band-E- Amir (Bandi-Amir) (Dam of the King) crater lakes, Afghanistans first National Park, Bamian province, Afghanistan, Asia

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: One of the New Afghan Boundary Pillars (engraving)

One of the New Afghan Boundary Pillars (engraving)
1591343 One of the New Afghan Boundary Pillars (engraving) by Simpson, William Crimea (1823-99) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: One of the New Afghan Boundary Pillars)

Background imageAfghanistan Collection: G Battery, 3rd Brigade with nine-pounder muzzle-loaders

G Battery, 3rd Brigade with nine-pounder muzzle-loaders
PNP314566 G Battery, 3rd Brigade with nine-pounder muzzle-loaders, photographed at Peiwar Kotal (b/w photo) by English Photographer



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"Journey through Afghanistan: A Tapestry of History and Beauty" In the rugged terrain of Afghanistan, a US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter soars above, symbolizing resilience and determination. The Kings Own Scottish Borderers stand tall in Afghanistan, showcasing the international effort to bring stability and peace to this ancient land. At the Shrine of Hazrat Ali in Mazar-I-Sharif, spirituality intertwines with history as worshippers pay homage to their revered saint. Unveiling a glimpse into the past, a vintage map from the 1860s reveals the intricate borders and diverse regions that make up modern-day Afghanistan. An RAF Chinook Helicopter maneuvers its way towards a landing site - an emblematic image representing support and aid for Afghan communities. Peering through the Khyber Pass, one can catch sight of breathtaking vistas that stretch deep into Afghanistan's heartland – a testament to its natural beauty. Once standing proudly in Bamiyan Valley, a colossal Buddha statue now exists only in memories after being destroyed by Taliban forces; reminding us of cultural loss but also resilience against extremism. Amidst picturesque landscapes lies the Panjshir Valley – an oasis of tranquility amidst turbulent times – where hope blossoms against all odds. Witnessing power in motion, Apache helicopters unleash rockets upon enemy targets - exemplifying bravery displayed by coalition forces protecting Afghan citizens' freedom. High above Afghan skies soar U. S Air Force C-17 Globemasters carrying vital supplies; bridging nations together during challenging times. Intriguingly complex yet undeniably captivating, Afghanistan weaves together tales of struggle and triumph while preserving its rich heritage amidst adversity.