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Roger Fenton (1819-69)

View of the lines of Balaklava from Guard's Hill, Canrobert's Hill in the distance 1855

Albumen print | 27.3 x 35.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2500494

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Photograph of the railway lines at Balaklava, viewed from Guard's Hill. In the foreground men are doing construction work, with piles of wooden track and several tents around them. The valley can be seen behind, with tracks running across it. To the right are two small hills with rows of tents below. Canrobert's Hill can be seen in the distance. The Crimean War was among the first conflicts to utilise railways. A rail track was built by a partnership of English railway contractors to bring ammunition and supplies from Balaklava to allied troops engaged in the Siege of Sevastopol who were camped in the surrounding countryside.
  • Creator(s)

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    Roger Fenton (1819-69) (photographer)

  • 27.3 x 35.5 cm (image)

    57.3 x 44.6 cm (page dimensions)

  • View of Balaklava from Guards hill Canrobert's Hill & Inkermann in the distance

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Ukraine
          • Crimea
            • Sevastopol [Crimea]
              • Balaklava [Sevastopol]
              • Inkerman
            • Canrobert's Hill [Crimea]
      • Physiography
        • Plains
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Tents
    • Social sciences
      • Military affairs
        • Wars, Campaigns & Battles
          • Wars
            • Wars of the nineteenth century
              • Crimean War (1853-1856)