Tombs of English killed at Tel-el-Kebir near the station

Made:
1882-12-06 in Tall al Kabir
maker:
Unknown
'Tombs of English killed at Tel el Kebir near the station', 1882
      A photograph of British graves on the battlefield of Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt

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'Tombs of English killed at Tel el Kebir near the station', 1882 A photograph of British graves on the battlefield of Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt
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A photograph entitled 'Tombs of English killed at Tel el Kebir near the station', taken by an unknown photographer in December 1882. The photograph shows British graves on the battlefield of Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt.

A photograph entitled 'Tombs of English killed at Tel-el-Kebir near the station', taken by an unknown photographer in December 1882.

The photograph shows British graves on the battlefield of Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt. The Egyptian army had 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:
1995-5001/7/12
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
National Media Museum, Bradford