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


Interior of the Barrack Battery


Salted paper print | 24.2 x 29.3 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500707

Photograph of the interior of the barrack battery after the Siege of Sevastopol. The photograph shows a steep earth wall, reinforced with wicker fencing, sandbags and wood. There is a large cannon at the bottom of the wall and two smaller cannons raised on wooden bases so they are pointing out of the battery. After the French captured the Malakoff redoubt on the 8th September 1855, forcing the Russians to abandon the city, the allied forces entered Sevastopol and occupied the remaining fortifications.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 24.2 x 29.3 cm (image) (image)

    31.8 x 37.4 cm (mount)

  • Interior of the Barracks Battery. [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)
              • Mortar batteries
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Ammunition
              • Mortars