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Crimean Collection

"Unveiling the Untold Stories of Crimean Heroes

Background imageCrimean Collection: Rifleman of 95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot

Rifleman of 95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot at the time of the Crimean War. This regiment became the Rifle Brigade which changed to the 3rd Green Jackets (The Rifle Brigade)

Background imageCrimean Collection: Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole
Mary Jane Seacole (1805-1881), Jamaican born British Crimean War nurse, portrait. Also known as Mother Seacole

Background imageCrimean Collection: Battle Balaclava (Gibb)

Battle Balaclava (Gibb)
The Thin Red Line of the 93rd Highlanders repel the Russian cavalry

Background imageCrimean Collection: The Lady With The Lamp Florence Nightingale

The Lady With The Lamp Florence Nightingale
A colour illustration from the 1890s depicting Florence Nightingale, English nurse and hospital reformer (1820-1910) at the barracks hospital, Scutari, in 1854 during the Crimean War

Background imageCrimean Collection: Survivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade, 1890

Survivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade, 1890
Photograph of survivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War taken 36 years after the event. The photograph was taken for charitable purposes

Background imageCrimean Collection: Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale
In Scutari, Florence Nightingale attends to a patient

Background imageCrimean Collection: Charge of Light Brigade

Charge of Light Brigade
The charge of the Light Brigade Cardigan in action

Background imageCrimean Collection: Three Coldstream Guards -- Crimean Braves

Three Coldstream Guards -- Crimean Braves
Three Coldstream Guards posing in uniform, with their weapons, in a photograph entitled Crimean Braves. The men are Joseph Numa, John Potter and James Deal

Background imageCrimean Collection: 11th Hussars at Balaclava, Charge of the Light Brigade

11th Hussars at Balaclava, Charge of the Light Brigade, Crimean War. Date: 1854

Background imageCrimean Collection: Crimean War. The Balaklava Banquet, Survivors of the Light C

Crimean War. The Balaklava Banquet, Survivors of the Light C
Portrait engraving of the suvivors of the Charge of the Light Brigade: Major General de Salis, 8th Hussars; Lieut. Colonel Mussenden, 8th Hussars; Colonel Seager, 8th Hussars; EH Woodham

Background imageCrimean Collection: Grenadier Guards Depart

Grenadier Guards Depart
The Grenadier Guards march through Trafalgar Square, London, preparatory to departing for the Crimea whence many of them will not return

Background imageCrimean Collection: Heavy Brigade / Simpson

Heavy Brigade / Simpson
The charge of the Heavy Cavalry

Background imageCrimean Collection: Robert Lindsay at Alma

Robert Lindsay at Alma
Lieut. Robert Lindsay of the 1st Battalion Scots Fusilier Guards leads a charge against the Russian Batteries. He was awarded the Victoria Cross

Background imageCrimean Collection: Crimean War

Crimean War. Sketch of Balaklava, 1856 Date: 1856

Background imageCrimean Collection: Captain Phillips & Lieutenant Yates, 8th Hussars

Captain Phillips & Lieutenant Yates, 8th Hussars. Captain Phillips of the 8th Hussars and Lieutenant Yates, full-length portrait, one seated on horse, the other standing by horse. Date 1855

Background imageCrimean Collection: Sinop - Turkey

Sinop - Turkey
Sinop is a city Ince Burun (Cape Ince), by its Cape Sinop (Sinop Burnu, Boztepe Cape, Boztepe Burnu) which is situated on the most northern edge of the Turkish side of Black Sea coast

Background imageCrimean Collection: Crimean War

Crimean War, castle at Balaklava, 1855 Date: 1855

Background imageCrimean Collection: 17th Lancers, Charge of the Light Brigade, Balaclava, Crimea

17th Lancers, Charge of the Light Brigade, Balaclava, Crimea
Into the Valley of Death - The 17th Lancers during the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava on 25th October 1854 during the Crimean War - by John Charlton. 1854

Background imageCrimean Collection: Gold enamelled brooch, presented to Florence Nightingale

Gold enamelled brooch, presented to Florence Nightingale by Queen Victoria, 1855. Gold, with diamonds and enamel, said to have been designed by Prince Albert The Prince Consort (1819-1861)

Background imageCrimean Collection: Battle of Inkerman, Crimean War 1854

Battle of Inkerman, Crimean War 1854
Battle of Inkerman during the Crimean War. Date: 5th November 1854

Background imageCrimean Collection: Brigadier General Lord George Paget C. B

Brigadier General Lord George Paget C. B
Brigadier General Lord George Paget C.B. Lord George Paget, full-length portrait, facing left, wearing uniform, seated on horse; another soldier or officer standing beside the horse. Date 1855

Background imageCrimean Collection: Inkerman Barracks, Woking, Surrey

Inkerman Barracks, Woking, Surrey
A view of the entrance to Inkerman Barracks, Woking, Surrey. The buildings were originally opened in 1860 as an invalid prison for convicts not fit enough to be sent to Dartmoor

Background imageCrimean Collection: Survivors of the Battle of Balaklava, 1875

Survivors of the Battle of Balaklava, 1875
Series of engraved portraits showing the surviving British participants of the Charge of the Light Brigade of the Battle of Balaclave, Crimean War, pictured in 1875

Background imageCrimean Collection: Crimean War

Crimean War

Background imageCrimean Collection: Cornet Wilkin, 11th Hussars

Cornet Wilkin, 11th Hussars. Henry John Wilkin, full-length portrait, wearing uniform, seated on a horse, a bell tent in the background. Date 1855

Background imageCrimean Collection: Admiral Raby wins the Victoria Cross

Admiral Raby wins the Victoria Cross
Commander Raby R.N. Boatswains mate Henry Curtis and John Taylor (Captain Forecastle), win the Victoria Cross for their heroic rescue of a soldier of the 57th regiment

Background imageCrimean Collection: Balaclava / Dupray

Balaclava / Dupray
The Charge of the Light Brigade - into the Valley of Death !

Background imageCrimean Collection: Sergeant William Baacke, Late 109th Regiment of Foot, a Chelsea Pensioner

Sergeant William Baacke, Late 109th Regiment of Foot, a Chelsea Pensioner, served in the Crimean War and seventeen years in East India. Date: 1902

Background imageCrimean Collection: Valley of the Shadow of Death, Crimea, 1855 (salt print)

Valley of the Shadow of Death, Crimea, 1855 (salt print)
710910 Valley of the Shadow of Death, Crimea, 1855 (salt print) by Fenton, Roger (1819-69); 27.4x34.9 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCrimean Collection: The Charge of the Light Brigade - then they rode back

The Charge of the Light Brigade - then they rode back, but not - not the Six Hundred ! Date: 25 October 1854

Background imageCrimean Collection: Dragoons In Crimea

Dragoons In Crimea
Members of the 4th Light Dragoons at camp in the Crimea, circa 1855. (Photo by Roger Fenton/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageCrimean Collection: The pocket-pistol - equipped for Balaclava

The pocket-pistol - equipped for Balaclava. A soldier handing a pistol(?) to a mounted soldier as another soldier looks on. Date 1855

Background imageCrimean Collection: Sir Henry Maxse

Sir Henry Maxse
Sir Henry Fitzhardinge Berkeley Maxse, who died in 1883 while in office as Governor of Newfoundland, having previously been Governor of Heligoland

Background imageCrimean Collection: NIGHTINGALE, Florence (1823-1910). British nurse

NIGHTINGALE, Florence (1823-1910). British nurse and philanthropist. He organized military hospitals for the injured during the Crimean War (1854-55) and founded in London a nursery school

Background imageCrimean Collection: Colonel Adye & Captain Whitmore

Colonel Adye & Captain Whitmore. Colonel Adye and Captain Whitmore, one man mounted, the other standing by horse, full-length portrait, facing front. Date 1855. Colonel Adye & Captain Whitmore

Background imageCrimean Collection: Captain Halford

Captain Halford. Captain Halford, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front. Date 1855

Background imageCrimean Collection: Lieutenant General Sir Colin Campbell GCB

Lieutenant General Sir Colin Campbell GCB. Sir Colin Campbell, full-length portrait, wearing uniform, seated, facing left, holding sword. Date 1855

Background imageCrimean Collection: Lieutenant Grills, RHA

Lieutenant Grills, RHA. Lieutenant Grills, full-length portrait, wearing uniform, standing next to horse. Date 1855

Background imageCrimean Collection: Camp of the 4th Light Dragoons - soldiers quarters

Camp of the 4th Light Dragoons - soldiers quarters. Military camp showing men, huts, and horses. Date 1855

Background imageCrimean Collection: Colonel Doherty, officers & men of the 13th Light Dragoons

Colonel Doherty, officers & men of the 13th Light Dragoons. Group of men of the 13th Light Dragoons, including Colonel Doherty, Cornet Danzil Chamberlayne, Captain Jenyns

Background imageCrimean Collection: Captain Portal, 4th Light Dragoons equipped for Balaklava

Captain Portal, 4th Light Dragoons equipped for Balaklava. Robert Portal, full-length portrait, standing, facing front, next to horse with two other unidentified men who are looking away from

Background imageCrimean Collection: Sebastopol, Crimean War

Sebastopol, Crimean War
Interior of the Malakoff Tower, the most important of the Russian defences, taken by the French on 8 September

Background imageCrimean Collection: Bell at Battle of Alma

Bell at Battle of Alma
Captain Bell of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers captures a Russian gun at the Battle of Alma. He was awarded the Victoria Cross

Background imageCrimean Collection: Crimean War (1853-1856): The Diamond Artillery Battery at the Siege of Sevastopol, December 15, 1854

Crimean War (1853-1856): The Diamond Artillery Battery at the Siege of Sevastopol, December 15, 1854
MMM5459035 Crimean War (1853-1856): The Diamond Artillery Battery at the Siege of Sevastopol, December 15, 1854 by Simpson, William Crimea (1823-99); National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageCrimean Collection: Sketch of the routes from Kustenjeh to Chernavoda and Rassova with the Karasu Lakes by Captain T

Sketch of the routes from Kustenjeh to Chernavoda and Rassova with the Karasu Lakes by Captain T. Spratt R.N. C.B
7339550 Sketch of the routes from Kustenjeh to Chernavoda and Rassova with the Karasu Lakes by Captain T. Spratt R.N. C.B

Background imageCrimean Collection: Congress of Berlin, 1878 (litho)

Congress of Berlin, 1878 (litho)
8664031 Congress of Berlin, 1878 (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Congress of Berlin, 1878)

Background imageCrimean Collection: Fall of Sevastopol, Crimean War (litho)

Fall of Sevastopol, Crimean War (litho)
8664026 Fall of Sevastopol, Crimean War (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Fall of Sevastopol, Crimean War, 1855)

Background imageCrimean Collection: Charge of the Light Brigade (litho)

Charge of the Light Brigade (litho)
8664023 Charge of the Light Brigade (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaklava, Crimean War, 1854)



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"Unveiling the Untold Stories of Crimean Heroes: From Mary Seacole to Florence Nightingale" Step into the captivating world history as we delve into the remarkable lives and events that shaped this pivotal era. Discover the unsung heroes who left an indelible mark on this tumultuous period, from Mary Seacole's unwavering dedication to Battle Balaclava's Gibb. Amidst the chaos, meet the valiant Rifleman of 95th Rifles Regiment of Foot, whose bravery knew no bounds. Their unwavering spirit echoed through time, inspiring generations to come. Witness Florence Nightingale's extraordinary compassion and selflessness as she tended to wounded soldiers with her radiant presence - forever earning her title as "The Lady With The Lamp. " Intriguingly, survivors of the infamous Charge of Light Brigade in 1890 share their harrowing tales. These brave souls etched their names in history through sheer courage amidst insurmountable odds. Marvel at Three Coldstream Guards - Crimean Braves who stood tall against adversity. Their unyielding loyalty and resilience became a symbol of hope for many. Relive the heart-pounding moments during the Charge of Light Brigade alongside 11th Hussars at Balaclava. Witness firsthand their unwavering determination in battle - a testament to human strength and valor. Join us on a journey back in time as we pay homage to Florence Nightingale once more. Her tireless efforts during the Crimean War saved countless lives and revolutionized modern nursing practices. Immerse yourself in poignant memories captured at The Balaklava Banquet where survivors from all walks of life gathered together, bound by shared experiences that transcended time itself. Let Robert Lindsay guide you through his breathtaking portrayal at Alma while Grenadier Guards Departed with honor – leaving behind an enduring legacy that resonates even today.