THE AFGHAN WAR OF 1879-80 Being a Complete Narrative of the Capture of Cabul, The Siege of Sherpur, The Battle of Ahmed Khel, The Brilliant March to Candahar, & The Defeat of Ayub Khan, With the Operations on the Helmund, & The Settlement with Abdur Rhaman Khan.

A detailed and classic account of the final phase of the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878–80), consisting of the publishing in book form of letters originally written from the field and printed in an Indian newspaper. The author, Howard Hensman, was a special correspondent of the Allahabad Pioneer. He was the only journalist to accompany the Anglo-Indian Kurram Valley Field Force that marched from Ali Kheyl, Afghanistan, to Kabul in the fall of 1879 following the uprising of Afghan forces in Kabul in September of that year and the massacre of the British envoy, Sir Louis Cavagnari, and other British officials in the city.