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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

The Mamelon and the Malakoff from the front of the Mortar Batteries Apr 1855

Albumen print | 26.0 x 33.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2500511

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Photograph of the Mamelon hill and the Malakoff fort, taken from the front of the mortar batteries. To the right is the wall of the battery with open land behind. The Mamelon and Malakoff can be seen in the distance. The Mamelon hill and Malakoff fort were both of stragetic importance during the Crimean War. The Battle of Malakoff, at which the French captured the Malakoff tower, ended the Siege of Sevastopol after eleven months.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 26.0 x 33.6 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • The Mamelon & Malakof from front of Mortar Battery

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Mamelon fort [Sevastopol]
              • Malakoff redoubt [Sevastopol]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Fortifications
            • Batteries (artillery)
              • Mortar batteries
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)