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        The Black Watch charging the intrenchments at the Battle of Tel el-Kebir, published in 'The London Illustrated News', October 1882

        Prior, Melton (1845-1910). English. Medium: engraving. Date: 1882. The Battle of Tel el-Kebir between the Egyptian and the British armies occurred on September 13th, 1882; The battle itself was an attempt by Egyptian forces, led by Ahmed Urabi (1841-1911), to arrest a British advance on Cairo which lies 110km south west of Tel el-Kebir; The charge was led by the Highland Brigade, of which the Black Watch are a regiment; Provenance: Private Collection.


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