A Birds Eye View of the Battle of Tel-el-Kebir.From Official Plans and Sketches by our Special Agents and Military Officers present at the Action.
Photolithographic illustration in sepia, folding supplement to 'The Graphic' newspaper, scarce. Image 350 x 535mm. 13¾ x 21". Margins a little creased/bumped, with a closed tear lower left.
The battle scene is captioned to the margin with names of the principal British officers and regiments. Tel-el-Kebir lies at a strategic point on the railway between Ismailia and Cairo. On 13 September 1882 it was the scene of the final, decisive action of the Egyptian War, fought between the British (then joint rulers of Egypt, with France) and Arabi Pasha, an Egyptian Army officer and leader of the revolt against foreign rule. Lieutenant-General Sir Garnet Wolseley (1833-1913), commanded the Expeditionary Force which was outnumbered two to one. However, in a bold operation, he led a long night march to make a surprise dawn attack upon the heavily-fortified Egyptian position at Tel-el-Kebir. The Egyptian forces were routed, opening the way for the entry into Cairo, where Arabs surrendered on 14 September.
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