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The Charge Of The Light Brigade __ "This poem was written to memorialize a suicidal charge by light cavalry over open terrain by British forces in the Battle of Balaclava (Ukraine) in the Crimean War (1854-56). 247 men of the 637 in the charge were killed or wounded." Full text of poem. - illustrated - From - 

Country Joe McDonald's Florence Nightingale Tribute __ A good biographical review of Florence Nightingale. - illustrated - From - 

Crimean War __ "The Crimean War lasted from 28 March 1854 until 1856 and was fought between Imperial Russia on one hand and an alliance of the United Kingdom, The Piedmont-Sardinia, and (to some extent) the Ottoman Empire." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - 



The Crimean War __ You will find a lecture and discussion focusing on the diplomatic actions that preceded the war, and its lasting effect on European politics. - From Professor Gerhard Rempel, Western New England College - 
Crimean War __ Here are several articles about the Crimean War and associated events. - From - 

Crimean War __ A good overview with history and links to related materials. - from - 



The Crimean War: An Overview __ You will find numerous articles and resources. - From -


Crimean War Research Society __ "Scaling the Heights of the Alma; The Charge of the Light Brigade; the Soldier's Battle; Florence Nightingale; the Fall of Sebastopol; the incompetence of those in command; the endurance of the ordinary soldier; all of these and more are examined by the Crimean War Research Society." - illustrated - From - 



Diary of Services in the Crimea __ A journal by Charles W Usherwood written while serving with the 1st Battalion 19th Regiment of Foot. - From -
Florence Nightingale: Crimean War Timeline __ A timeline with brief notes. - From - 

Mary Jane Seacole __ "Mary Jane Seacole was a Jamaican nurse and a heroine of the Crimean War. She was born Mary Grant in 1805 in Kingston, Jamaica." Her story. - From - 

National Archives - Crimea __ You will find an exhibition using documents, pictures, and text to describing how and why Britain was at war. - illustrated - From - 



Roger Fenton Crimean War Photographs (Prints and Photographs Reading Room, Library of Congress) __ "Overview of the Roger Fenton Crimean War Photographs held by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division" - illustrated - From Library of Congress -

Sevastopol History - Crimea War 1854-1855 (1st Sevastopol Defence) __ You will find a look at the Crimean War from a Russian perspective. - From -

Sveaborg and the Crimean War __ You will find an account of the allied naval bombardment. - illustrated - From - 


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