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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 Mamelon Fort


Salted paper print | 24.4 x 29.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500760

Photograph of the interior of the Mamelon Fort. The fort has low walls created from wicker fencing, earth and sandbags. Cannons are spaced at intervals along the walls and cannonballs and other debris litter the ground. By a wall in the foreground there are four uniformed soldiers. Hills can be seen in the distance. During the winter of 1854-55 the Russians built the Kamtschatka redoubt on the strategic Mamelon hillock as part of a series of fortifications to defend Sevastopol. The French captured the redoubt after a heavy bombardment in June 1855.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

  • 24.4 x 29.5 cm (image) (image)

    31.8 x 37.3 cm (mount)

  • Interior of the Mamelon Fort. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Mamelon fort [Sevastopol]
      • Black Sea
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Military architecture
    • Geography
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs