'Fort Ada, Alexandria', 12 November 1882.
© National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library
Photograph of a damaged gun battery on the walls of Fort Adda (or Ada) in Alexandria, Egypt, from an album entitled 'Algiers Egypt &c 1882-1883'. Fort Adda was one of several forts defending Alexandria Harbour. It was the first fort attacked by the British fleet on 11 July 1882. This album was owned by Brigadier General Herbert Conyers Surtees (1858-1933), antiquarian and MP for Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. It is a curious mixture of photographs of North African tourist subjects and views of Egyptian battlefields.