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The Crimean
War
Reporting of the War

Impact on Public opinion

Because the public could see images and read reports directly from the war they were far
more aware of events than before. The coverage increased widespread sympathy, with many
people sending chocolate Tobacco and socks to the troops.

However…

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Sebastopol

Due to a hurricane on 14th November 18534 it destroyed ships containing army's supplies
and around 40,000 winter uniforms
Winter was the worst in living memory
Lose of Causeway heights made it even more difficult to supply food and fuel

Poor preparation

The British suffered far worse than their…

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Women in the Crimea

Writing in September 1854, Russell wrote how the troops were less cared for than the French. This
encouraged a flood of many women working as nurses to help out, with them were Nightingale and
Seacole



NIGHTINGALE SEACOLE
Born into a very wealthy family Daughter of Scottish…

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· The fact that Queen Victoria visited this many times is an indication of the greatly changed
nature of wounded soldiers.

Cardwell army reforms 1868-74

In 1867 Britain had only 5,000 reservists, and the role of solider did not appeal to many

It mean committing 10 years to the army…

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NZLHistory

These are good summary notes on the Crimean War, arranged by topic. The sections make them particularly useful for Edexcel Unit 2: Experience of Warfare 1854-1929.

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