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Victoria and Albert collected photographs that documented the political and military events that defined a period of global expansion


Battery before the Redan


Salted paper print | 15.7 x 28.8 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500702

Photograph of the battery in front of the Redan after the fall of Sevastopol. A wall created from earth and sandbags runs across the centre of the photograph. Cannons stand at intervals along the wall, with large piles of cannonballs and other ammunition nearby. Five soldiers are gathered around one of the cannons. Hills can be seen in the distance. The British made two unsuccessful attacks on the Redan fortification, a Russian stronghold, during the Siege of Sevastopol. The siege eventually ended on the 8th September 1855 when the French captured the nearby Malakoff redoubt, forcing the Russians to abandon the city.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)


    Army-GB-Artillery Regiments
  • 15.7 x 28.8 cm (image) (image)

    32.0 x 35.9 cm (mount)

  • Battery before the Redan. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson]. Tour du Malakoff.

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • The Redan [Sevastopol]
              • Malakoff redoubt [Sevastopol]
    • 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
        • Military architecture
          • Forts
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Fortifications
            • Batteries (artillery)
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs