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Military ceremony on Shipka peak

Military ceremony on Shipka peak, © National Museum of Military History SofiaenlargeMilitary ceremony on Shipka peak, © National Museum of Military History Sofia


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Object:Military ceremony on Shipka peak
Description:Low angle outdoor panorama photograph of men wearing military uniforms and hats with cockades as they are standing and sitting on the ground.
Comment:During the Russo-Ottoman War of 1877 - 1878, Shipka Peak in Stara planina was the site of a series of armed conflicts, collectively referred to as "The Battle of Shipka Pass", between the Russians (aided by Bulgarian volunteers) and the Ottoman Empire. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Russo-Ottoman War a historical re-enactment of the battles took place.
Location:Shipka, Mountain peak in Stara planina.
Creator:Karastoyanov, Ivan Anastasov or Karastoyanov, Dimitar Anastasov, (Court photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 191mm x 248mm
Image: 191mm x 248mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing
700 Armed Forces
710 Military Technology
720 War
640 State > 648 International Relations
Bibliography:Kassabova, Anelia (2012): Identities in frame. Photography and the Construction of a „National Body“ in Bulgaria (approx. 1860 to WW I). In: Hristov, Petko (Ed.): Migration and Identity. Historical, Cultural and Linguistic Dimensions of Mobility in the Balkans. Sofia: Paradigma, 81.
Copyright:Национален Военноисторически Музей
Archive:National Museum of Military History Sofia, Inv. No.: 41
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova