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Simon Norfolk The peripheries of the city of Kabul, especially to the north and east are endless building sites. Since most of the documentation concerning land title was lost during the war, much of this speculative and illegal construction is concerned more with establishing undisputable ‘facts of the ground’ which can be argued over later. Apartments and shops are, almost exclusively, unoccupied.
Simon Norfolk One of the huge logistics compounds at Camp Leatherneck. A modern, technological army needs hundreds of thousands of different kinds of objects in order to keep it working. A $100m warplane can be grounded for the want of a $1 part. Supplying these things is a huge drain on the army’s resources and its greatest vulnerability.
John Burke ‘Khan of Lalpura & Followers with Political Officer.’ At the back of this picture, hard to distinguish in his turban, is the British Political Officer Robert Warburton. With an Afghan mother and British father, and a fluent speaker of Pashto, he enjoyed a long, distinguished military career.
1878–80, printed by Simon Norfolk 2011