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GANDAMAK

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 450 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GANDAMAK, a village of Afghanistan, 35 M. from Jalalabad on the road to Kabul. On the retreat from Kabul of General Elphinstone's army in 1842, a hill near Gandamak was the scene . of the massacre of the last survivors of the force, twenty officers and forty-five British soldiers. It is also notable for the treaty of Gandamak, which was signed here in 1879 with Yakub Khan. (See AFGHANISTAN.)
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