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James Robertson (1813-88)

The Battery of the Ravine 1855-1856

Salted paper print | 17.2 x 29.6 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2500726

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Photograph of the battery of the Victoria Ravine. 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 Victoria Ravine, also known as the Worontzoff Ravine, marked the line between the British and French forces during the Siege of Sevastopol.
  • Creator(s)

    James Robertson (1813-88) (photographer)

    Army-GB-Artillery Regiments
  • 17.2 x 29.6 cm (image) (image)

    32.0 x 36.0 cm (mount)

  • The Battery of the Ravine. [Crimean War photographs by Robertson].

  • From the collection of Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
      • Physiography
        • Oceans
          • Atlantic Ocean
            • Black Sea
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)
                • Crimean campaign (Crimean War)
                  • Battle of Balaklava, 1854 (Crimean War)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Fortifications
            • Batteries (artillery)