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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:Outdoor panorama photograph taken in a hilly terrain. In the foreground a group of men in military uniforms are standing in front of two flags. A host of people is gathered on the hillside in the background.
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: 177mm x 224mm
Image: 120mm x 169mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing
700 Armed Forces
710 Military Technology
720 War
640 State > 648 International Relations
Copyright:Национален Военноисторически Музей
Archive:National Museum of Military History Sofia, Inv. No.: 44
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova