Sketch Showing the Attack on Tel-el-Kebir, 13th September 1882

Made:
1882 in Tall al Kabir
maker:
Unattributed

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'Sketch Showing the Attack on Tel el Kebir, 13th September 1882', 1882 A printed and hand-drawn map of the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, made by an unknown artist in about 1882
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A printed and hand-drawn map entitled 'Sketch Showing the Attack on Tel-el-Kebir, 13th September 1882', by an unknown artist, 1882. The map shows the positions of the British and Egyptian forces during a battle of the Anglo-Egyptian War. It is signed by a Major H Ardagh and a Lieutenant AB Crabbe.

A printed and hand-drawn map entitled 'Sketch Showing the Attack on Tel el Kebir, 13th September 1882', by an unknown artist, 1882.

The map shows the positions of the British and Egyptian forces during a battle of the Anglo-Egyptian War. It is signed by a Major H Ardagh and a Lieutenant AB Crabbe. The Egyptian army occupied a strategic position between Alexandria, the Suez Canal and Cairo. The British army under the command of Major General Sir Garnet Wolseley (1833-1913) launched a successful dawn attack on the position on 13 September 1882, effectively ending the war.

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

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1995-5001/7/8
type:
map
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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