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Thread #170305   Message #4118618
Posted By: GUEST,John Moulden
02-Sep-21 - 02:48 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Songs Mentioning 'Afghanistan'/'Afghan'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Songs Mentioning 'Afghanistan'/'Afghan'
Go to the Bodleian Ballads website and search 'Afghan' - it'll turn up a number of songs regarding Britain's disastrous Afghan adventure of the 19th century. Ignore reference to the Indian war. The most interesting one is that printed by James Moore of Belfast which mentions MacNaughten. He tried to play off one faction against another - with fatal consequences for himself and an army of 30,000. Afghanistan - "the graveyard of Empires".