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I have finally finished reading (with my ears) Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42 by William Dalrymple, a big book about the first Afghan war..

It was a very interesting book and I learned a lot that I did not know about the British Empire’s first attempt to invade Afghanistan. Britain tried to enforce a regime change but was forced to abandon Afghanistan after spending the equivalent of billions of pounds, losing thousands of lives and failing to change Afghanistan.

Sound familiar?

Posted on October 1, 2021   #History  

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