Lantern slide showing British soldiers fighting Egyptian soldiers on the battlefield. Slide 11 from a set of 12 lantern slides depicting the story titled 'Heroes and fanatics in the Soudan: the story of the British occupation in Egypt 1882-1898'.

This lantern slide is part of the Francis Collection of pre-cinematic apparatus and ephemera, acquired by the Australian and Victorian Governments in 1975. David Francis was the curator of the National Film and Sound Archive of the British Film Institute as well as being a co-founder of the Museum of the Moving Image in London, which was operational between 1988 and 1999.

Description of Content

Coloured drawing depicting soldiers fighting. In foreground, a soldier in blue uniform with pith hemlet punches a dark-skinned man wearing a loin cloth and bearing a gold shield and raised spear. Another man lies beneath the him. To the right, a red-coated soldier lies on the ground, rubbing his head. Other uniformed soldiers bear firearms, facing dark-skinned men with spears.

Physical Description

Lantern slide featuring a colour image printed on glass with black paper edging. A second piece of glass is attached to protect the printed image.

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