Thursday, January 31, 2013

Remnants of an army, by Elizabeth Butler ..

Lone survivor - Elizabeth Butler ..

The painting of the sole survivor of the British army of 1842 AD consisting of 700 European soldiers, 3800 Indian sepoys and 14,000 civilian staff who fled Kabul, entering Jalalabad in Eastern Afghanistan was a grim scene to be captured by the artist Elizabeth Butler.

The British occupation of Afghanistan which started with great promise but ended in total disgrace is a grim reminder to the forces of the world that even though Afghanistan does offer feeble opposition to its occupation by the different powers of the world, the dogged resistance to foreign authority amongst the disaggregated small groups within Afghanistan has been famed, giving credence to the famous saying yet again : Empires go to Afghanistan to die ....

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