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Cyprus Under British Flag

1878

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Cyprus fell under British rule without a shot being fired. Disraeli induced
the Sultan to cede the island for a lease deal. In exchange, Britain
undertook to defend Turkey against Russian advances in the Mediterranian.

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The Union Jack being hoisted in Nicosia, Cyprus 1878.

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By Tenniel, 'Punch', July 20, 1878

Benjamin Disraeli: "In taking Cyprus the movement is not Mediterranean, it is Indian."

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By Tenniel, 'Punch', July 27, 1878

Disraeli returns to London "in a blaze of glory, bearing peace with honor" over the Cyprus deal.

The Second Anglo - Afghan War

1878 - 1880

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The Russion bear on the move.

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By Tenniel, 'Punch', April 13, 1878

Clash of Empires

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By Tenniel, 'Punch', October 5, 1878

Frontier 'buffer zone'.

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By Tenniel, 'Punch', October 12, 1878

An acquired taste, sir.

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By Tenniel, 'Punch', November 30, 1878

Amir Sher Ali Khan, ruler of Afghanistan, stuck between a rock and a hard place.

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By Tenniel, 'Punch, December 21, 1878

Phrase from Moliere: "And now we adopt an entirely new method". Thereupon Amir Sher Ali fled Kabul and died a short time later.

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By Tenniel, 'Punch', September 20, 1879

Growling British lion roars "Fiat Justita!" meaning "Let Justice be Done".

The British residency in Kabul headed by Major Sir Louise Cavagnari and his escort of 75 Indian troops were attacked by Afghan soldiers.
The residency was destroyed and all of its defenders massacred.

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By Tenniel, 'Punch', January 3, 1880

Cabul 15 - 23 December, 1879. The British army had its' retribution for the death of Major Canangnari in its' victory at the siege of the Sherpur Cantonment.

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By Tenniel, 'Punch', January 1, 1885

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