Storming of the Gateway, Magdala, 13 April 1868

Lieutenant Frank James

 
Storming of the Gateway, Magdala, 13 April 1868
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Storming of the Gateway, Magdala, 13 April 1868.

Watercolour by Lieutenant Frank James, Bombay Staff Corps, 1868.

This watercolour depicts the attack on the Kaffir Bir gateway by the 10th Company, Royal Engineers, supported by’ K’ Company, Madras Sappers and Miners, and the 33rd (The Duke of Wellington’s) Regiment. The capture and destruction of Magdala was the final act in the expedition to defeat the Emperor Theodore II of Abyssinia and release the British hostages he had taken.

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