A watercolour painting of Scottish Highland soldiers fighting in the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir, Egypt, drawn by an unknown artist in 1882.
Troops of the Highland Brigade led the assault on the Egyptian fortifications during the battle, part of the Anglo-Egyptian War. 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 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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- National Media Museum, Bradford
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