Fort Nottich, Bomarsund. August, 1854. Breach made by the English Battery of three 32 pounders, manned by Marines & Blue Jackets under command of Cap.n. W.Ramsay, H.M.S. Hogue.Fort Nottich, Bomarsund. Aout. 1854. Brêche faite par la Batterie Anglaise de trois pièces de 32 servie par l’infanterie de marine et les matelots sous le commandement du Capitaine W. Ramsay du Vaisseaux de S.M. La Hogue. The English & French Fleets in the Baltic, 1854.
London Published Feb.y 1.st 1855, by Day & Son Lith.rs to the Queen, 17 Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Lithograph. 350 x 521mm. 13¾ x 20½".
From a set of 15 lithographs. The Battle of Bomarsund was fought by an Anglo-French task force against Russian defences at Bomarsund during the Crimean War. Fought during the August of 1854, and after a week of fighting, the British stormed the fort’s centre and eventually destroyed it by the end of the battle. There were three hundred Finnish grenadiers that greeted the British troops at the fortress, but all were captured and imprisoned in Lewes. The fortress was originally built in 1832 by Russia in Sund on the Åland Islands in the Baltic Sea. In the Treaty of Paris, 1856, the entire Åland Islands were demilitarized, which is a status that has been preserved until this day
NMM: PAH8314; Parker 266(d)
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