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Re-enactment of the Battle of Shipka Pass

Re-enactment of the Battle of Shipka Pass, © National Museum of Military History SofiaenlargeRe-enactment of the Battle of Shipka Pass, © National Museum of Military History Sofia


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Object:Re-enactment of the Battle of Shipka Pass
Description:High angle panorama shot of men wearing military uniforms and hats with cockades. They are carrying their accouterments. Canons are being fired 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, Dimitar Anastasov, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 195mm x 280mm
Image: 195mm x 260mm
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.: 50
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Anelia Kassabova