Inside the Entrenchments

Made:
1882-12-06 in Tall al Kabir
maker:
Unknown

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'Inside the Entrenchments', 1882 A photograph of Egyptian entrenchments on the battelfield of Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt
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A photograph entitled 'Inside the Entrenchments', taken by an unknown photographer in December 1882. The photograph shows Egyptian entrenchments on the battlefield of Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt. Three months after the battle, a dead body still awaits burial.

A photograph entitled 'Inside the Entrenchments', taken by an unknown photographer in December 1882.

The photograph shows Egyptian entrenchments on the battlefield of Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt. Three months after the battle, a dead body still awaits burial.

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 Anglo-Egyptian War.

The photograph is taken 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.

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Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1995-5001/7/9
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford

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