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William Simpson's Afghanistan: Travels of a Special Artist and Antiquarian During the Second Afghan War, 1878-1879

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William Simpson's Afghanistan: Travels of a Special Artist and Antiquarian During the Second Afghan War, 1878-1879 - Harrington, Peter (Editor)
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'Left London, on a journey with Kabool as my objective via Brindisi and Bombay'. With these words written on Tuesday October 15, 1878, the Scottish artist William Simpson (1823-1899), commenced a daily journal which he later entitled Diary of a Journey to Afghanistan during the Campaign of 1878-79. Simpson was no stranger to the life of a 'special' having previously covered military campaigns in Abyssinia, France, and California on behalf of his employer, the Illustrated London News. Earlier, his efforts in the Crimean War ...

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William Simpson's Afghanistan: Travels of a Special Artist and Antiquarian During the Second Afghan War, 1878-1879 2016, Helion & Company, Solihull

ISBN-13: 9781909982802

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