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Alexandria after the bombardment

Photograph showing some of the damage to Fort Pharos after the naval bombardment. In 1883, the army's Inspector General of Fortifications published a report into the defences at Alexandria and the effectiveness of Britain's modern heavy naval guns upon them. The effectiveness of such guns on earthworks was deemed 'overrated' and subsequently it was recommended that earthworks form the basis for all coastal defences in the British empire.

Catalogue reference: WO 33/40 no.9 (n.d., c.1883)

Alexandria after the bombardment
 
 
 
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