Gandamak

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Gandamak is a village of Afghanistan.

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The village is located between Kabul and Peshawar, 35 miles (56 km) from Jalalabad on the old road to Kabul. On the retreat from Kabul of General Elphinstone's army in 1842, a hill near Gandamak was the scene of the Battle of Gandamak, the massacre of the last survivors of the force: twenty officers and forty-five British soldiers of the 44th East Essex Regiment. There was only one survivor. Gandamak is also notable for the Treaty of Gandamak, which was signed there on May 26, 1879, between the British government and His Highness Muhammad Yakub Khan, Amir of Afghanistan and its dependencies.

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Coordinates: 34°17′21″N 70°02′18″E / 34.2892°N 70.0383°E / 34.2892; 70.0383