Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Key individuals in the Crimea

Click on the name to find out more...

Lord Raglan - Commander of British Army in the Crimea
Earl of Cardigan - Commander of the Light Brigade
Earl of Lucan - Commander of the Cavalry Division


William Howard Russell - Times reporter
Roger Fenton - photographer


Florence Nightingale
Mary Seacole
Mary Stanley

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

The Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross (VC) was instituted by Queen Victoria in 1856 to reward soldiers of any rank for acts of extreme bravery or gallant conduct 'in the face of the enemy'.

A total of 1,356 Victoria Crosses have been awarded since 1856 to 1,353 men.

Crimean War - 111 awards
Boer War - 78 awards
First World War - 628 awards

The youngest recipient of the VC was just 15 years old. The oldest was 62.

Read more about the History of the Victoria Cross here
Also see links

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

McNeill / Tulloch Report

A fascinating transcript of the McNeill/Tulloch Enquiry. This link gives a full account of the contents of the report into the supplying of the British Army in the Crimea.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Death at Scutari Hospitals

This site lists those who died at Scutari in the winter of 1854-1855. A shocking reminder of the horrors of medical treatment during the Crimean War.

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