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where British army suffered the great looses. Moreover
on 29 May 2017
This W. Dalrymple's book is magnificent, cruel story of the First Afghan war, where British army suffered the great looses. Moreover, this is not only a war story, it perfect explains how Afghanistan become such country as we know now; author precisely decribes customs, landscape and diversity of nation. it's story about British and Russian objectives to rule Asia; like a XIX a. Cold war. For me, this books was important, because W. Dalrymple mentioned young Lithuanian soldier Yan Vitkevich, who worked as a Russian spy in Asia. Frankly, author did some mistakes in book. He wrote, that Vikevich was a Polish and was born in Vilnius (which was Poland city). In fact, Vitkevich (Lithuanian, Jonas Prosperas Vitkevičius) was a Lithuanian nationality and was born in Lithuania village (untill now you could see his manor house in Lithuania), studied in Lithuanian Vilnius University and belonged to Lithuanian (Samogitian) nobility. Moreover, Vilnius, never been Poland city, it was created by Grand Duke of Lithuania, Gediminas and till now is capital of Lithuania. However, this book is fantastic.