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James Robertson (1813-88)

21 Gun Battery 1855-1856

Salted paper print | 19.1 x 24.7 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500709

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Photograph of a twenty-one gun battery in front of Sevastopol. To the left is a thick earth wall reinforced with wicker fencing and sandbags. There are two cannons with a pile of cannonballs on the ground between them. A large group of soldiers are gathered behind the wall, two sitting on the ground with their legs crossed. The Siege of Sevastopol lasted eleven months, with the allied British, French and Turkish forces eventually capturing the city on the 8th September 1855.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Army-GB-Infantry-34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot (1783-1881)
    Army-GB-Artillery Regiments
  • 19.1 x 24.7 cm (image) (image)

    31.6 x 36.3 cm (mount)

  • 21 Gun Battery. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
                • Crimean campaign (Crimean War)
                  • Siege of Sevastopol, 1854-55 (Crimean War)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Military architecture
            • Forts
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Fortifications
            • Batteries (artillery)
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Cannons (weapons)