Mountain Passes of the World

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Can you name the Mountain Passes of the World?

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A strategic location in the Hindu Kush, on the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, garrisoned by the British until 1947.
A mountain pass of the Pyrenees where Charlemagne's paladin Roland was allegedly ambushed by Basque marauders or a Saracen unit in 778.
An Alpine pass on the Italo-Austrian border, along the road from Innsbruck to Bolzano.
An Appalachian mountain pass near the junction of Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, through which Daniel Boone blazed the Wilderness Road.
A narrow pass in the mountains near Capua, Italy, where the Romans surrendered to the Samnites without a fight in 321 bc.
A Swiss mountain pass between the cantons of Uri and Ticino, named after a Bavarian saint.
The site of a series of battles in the Tunisia Campaign of World War II in 1943, during which the US Army suffered heavy casualties at the hands of Rommel's Afrika Korps.
The most ancient pass through the Western Alps, on the border between Switzerland and Italy. Napoleon famously crossed it in 1800 on his way to Marengo.
The site of the last major battle of the Mexican-American War in northern Mexico, where Zachary Taylor repelled a Mexican attack in 1847.
A pass in Greece where a Greek army reportedly put up a heroic defence against the Persian army of Xerxes in 480 bc.

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