Grenadier Guards and Bengal Lancers at TelEl Kebir. Original front page from The Graphic newspaper, dated Saturday, October 7th. 1882, featuring the Grenadier Guards, Duke of Connaught’s Brigade, and Indian soldiers of the 13th Bengal Lancers, at the battle of Tel el Kebir, during ‘The War in Egypt.’
The Battle of Tell El Kebir was fought between the Egyptian army led by Ahmed Urabi and the British military near Tell El Kebir. After discontented Egyptian officers under Urabi rebelled in 1882, the United Kingdom reacted to protect its interests in the country, and in particular the Suez Canal.
The Grenadier Guards (GREN GDS) is an infantry regiment of the British Army. It is the most senior regiment of the Guards Division and, as such, is the most senior regiment of infantry.
Lancer were a type of cavalry who fought with a lance. The Bengal Lancers were part of the British Indian Army.
The Graphic was a British weekly Illustrated newspaper, first published on 4 December 1869 by William Luson Thomas‘s company Illustrated Newspapers Limited. The influence of The Graphic within the art world was immense, its many admirers included Vincent Van Gogh, and Hubert von Herkomer. It continued to be published weekly under this title until 23 April 1932 and then changed title to The National Graphic between 28 April and 14 July 1932; it then ceased publication after 3,266 issues.