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James Robertson (1813-88)

Interior of the Malakoff 1855

Salted paper print | 24.0 x 30.1 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500690

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Photograph of the interior of the Malakoff after its capture by the French. The edges of the redoubt are lined with roles of wicker fencing and sandbags. There are cannons pointing out of the redoubt with cannonballs and other debris on the ground behind them. Hills can be seen to the left. The French, led by Maréchal Pélissier, captured the Malakoff redoubt on the 8th September 1855. It had been one of the key Russian defences during the Siege of Sevastopol and its fall effectively ended the siege. The Russians abandoned the city that evening.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 24.0 x 30.1 cm (image) (image)

    31.7 x 37.5 cm (mount)

  • Interior of the Malakoff. [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]
              • 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
        • Secular architecture
          • Military architecture
            • Forts
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Cannons (weapons)
            • Ammunition
              • Cannon-balls