Fort Mex, Alexandria

Made:
1882-11-12 in Fort Mex
maker:
N Cornianus

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'Fort Mex, Alexandria...', 1882 A photograph of damaged artillery on the walls of Fort Mex in Alexandria Harbour, Egypt
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A photograph entitled 'Fort Mex, Alexandria', taken by N Cornianus in November 1882. The photograph shows damaged artillery on the walls of Fort Mex in Alexandria Harbour, Egypt.

A photograph entitled 'Fort Mex, Alexandria', taken by N Cornianus in November 1882.

The photograph shows damaged artillery on the walls of Fort Mex in Alexandria Harbour, Egypt.

Fort Mex was one of several forts defending Alexandria Harbour bombarded by a British fleet on 11 July 1882. The refusal of a British ultimatum demanding the removal of modern artillery pieces such as these led to a ten and a half hour bombardment during the Anglo-Egyptian War (1882).

This photograph is from an album entitled 'Algiers Egypt &c 1882-3'. The album was assembled by John Downes Rochfort (1825-1885), it contains a mixture of photographs of North African tourist subjects and views of Egyptian battlefields.

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Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1995-5001/7/2
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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