The following battles of the Second Afghan War are described and illustrated under this title:
Battle of Ali Masjid: The opening battle of the Second Afghan War, fought on 21st November 1878 in the Khyber Pass.
Battle of Peiwar Kotal: The battle of the Second Afghan War, fought on 2nd December 1878, in which General Frederick Roberts forced the western end of the Khyber Pass.
Battle of Futtehabad: The iconic engagement for the Queen’s Corps of Guides with the death of Major Wigram Battye, fought on 2nd April 1879 in the Second Afghan War.
Battle of Charasiab: The knife-edged battle, fought on 6th October 1879 and won by the courage and resource of the British and Indian troops, that opened the way for Roberts to Kabul.
Battle of Kabul 1879: The spectacular and hard-fought battle around the Sherpur Cantonment outside Kabul, that led on 23rd December 1879 to the defeat of the Afghan tribesmen led by Mohammed Jan.
Battle of Ahmed Khel: The narrowly-won battle, fought by the army of Lieutenant General Sir Donald Stewart on 19th April 1880, during its march north to Kabul.
Battle of Maiwand: The battle fought on 27th July 1880, where a force of British and Indian troops was overwhelmed by Afghan soldiers and tribesmen, a notorious Victorian military disaster.
Battle of Kandahar: Battle of Kandahar, also known as the Battle of Baba Wali, fought on 1st September 1880 and the last battle of the Second Afghan War; General Roberts’ crowning success after his march from Kabul.