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Record of historical events

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


English Batteries


Salted paper print | 20.5 x 28.7 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500711

Photograph of the English batteries in front of Sevastopol. An earth wall reinforced with sandbags extends across the breadth of the scene. Cannons are spaced at intervals and there are piles of wood and ammunition behind. A number of soldiers are moving around the battery. Sevastopol can be seen in the distance to the right. 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)

  • 20.5 x 28.7 cm (image) (image)

    31.8 x 37.8 cm (mount)

  • English batteries. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • 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)
      • Gun Powder