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Ghuznee Medal, 1839

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Ghuznee Medal, 1839

The North West Frontier was a constant source of trouble to the British Empire in India. An expedition to Afghanistan in 1839, commemorated in the Ghuznee Medal showing a key fortress in the Khyber Pass, led to the massacre of a British army in 1841 and the siege of Jellalabad.
The medal bears no name, but its award to Brigadier George Warren of the European Regiment has been reliably verified. It belongs to the Watson Collection, but the details of its acquisition are not recorded.