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Crimean War

Event  From 1853  To 1856

Categories: Armed Forces

Countries: Crimea, Russia, Turkey

War between Russia and an alliance of France, Germany, Britain, Turkey and the Kingdom of Sardinia. Major battles include those at Alma, Inkerman and Sebastopol, where they still occasionally find the remains of fallen soldiers. This war holds a number of firsts: the first to be photographed and the first to be reported by telegraph as it happened; the first to involve slaughter on a massive scale; the first to use explosives shells and trench warfare; the first to use anaesthetics. The Victoria Cross was created in 1856 to recognise acts of gallantry in this war. It was the first medal for valour awarded to servicemen of any rank. Deaths totalled over half a million, many more of disease than wounds, as Florence Nightingale revealed.

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The 3 guardsmen are cast from captured Russian guns. The guns displayed at th...

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Lord Raglan

Lord Fitzroy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan, 1788 - 1855, Commander during the Cr...

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Mary Seacole statue

{Incised on the terrace in front of the statue:} Mary Seacole, nurse of the C...

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Morley mosaics - KEW - Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole, born 1805. Mary learned natural medicine in Jamaica and volunte...

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Seacole - George Street

City of Westminster Mary Seacole, 1805 - 1881, Jamaican nurse, heroine of the...

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