THE CRIMEAN WAR 1854-56
November 22nd at 18:30 to November 24th at 13:30
In 1854 Britain went to war, in alliance with France and Turkey, to take on Czarist Russia to stop The Bear trying to gobble up the Turkey by grabbing the Sultan’s Balkan provinces. The western allies, fearful of Russian expansionism, were determined to keep Turkey in the game and deny Russia. This provoked the most unpopular conflict in British history till the 2nd Gulf War – with ageing generals, it was a war of Napoleon fought with new weapons anticipating an age of industrial war. ‘Theirs not to reason why’ – indeed many could never reason why.
John Sadler (Newcastle www.highamhall.com/john-sadler)
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