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Battle of Maiwand


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The Battle of Maiwand on 27 July 1880 was one of the principal battles of the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Under the leadership of Ayub Khan, the Afghans defeated a much smaller force consisting of two brigades of British and Indian troops under Brigadier-General George Burrows; albeit at a high price: between 2,050 and 2,750 Afghan Pashtun warriors were killed, and probably about 1,500 wounded. British and Indian forces suffered 969 soldiers killed and 177 wounded.
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  • Prelude 

  • The battle (27 July 1880) 

  • The retreat to Kandahar (27–28 July 1880) 

  • Aftermath 

  • Maiwand in poetry, art, and fiction