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James Robertson (1813-88)

Malakoff from the Mamelon 1855

Salted paper print | 22.7 x 29.3 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500691

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Photograph of the Malakoff redoubt, taken from the Mamelon. A small wooden hut and flagpole in the Malakoff can be seen on the small hill in the distance. In the foreground there are rows of trenches, the sides reinforced by wicker fences and sandbags. Canons are visible in the trench closest to the camera. 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)

  • 22.7 x 29.3 cm (image) (image)

    31.7 x 37.4 cm (mount)

  • Malakoff from the Mamelon. [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]
              • Mamelon fort [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)
        • Civil engineering
          • Earthworks
            • Trenches