The Crimean War and Mid Victorian Britain
- · Unchanged Army
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Politics and institutions and the Army of 1854: pu
- · Whigs and Tories’
- · No training
- · No control over staffing decisions
- · Black-market
- · Purchase needed replacing
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Fighting the Crimean War
- · French, British and Turkey Vs Russia
- · Not equipped for a long campaign
- · Lacked supplies.
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Reporting the Crimean War: The first war correspon
- · William Russel
- · ‘Vulgar low Irish man’
- · ‘The times'
- · Contributed to the works of Florence Nightingale
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The use of photographs and their impact
- · Still photos
- · Believed photos more than words
- · Focused on only good parts of the war
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The commissariat and its failings.
- · Too many different departments.
- · Disorganised and inefficient
- · Terrible miss management everything went wrong
- · Incompetent
- · Transport had to be hired locally, to transport supplies.
- · No forage available for pack animals, Ambulance had to be left at Varna.
- · Sent no building materials, or food
- · Right boots on boat, left boat on the other
- · Ended 1854à replaced by land transport corpe
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Medical care: the horrors of Scutari
- · Crammed conditions
- · Hard floor only
- · ‘Maggots by the handful’
- · 6 weeks before wounds were looked at, if lucky.
- · Lack of nurses, Utensils, Washing up equipment
- · Comel was the only drug not in short supply
- · Covered in Vermin.
- · Only built for a 1000
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The work of Florence Nightingale, Mary Stanley, Se
- · S.t Johns house institution for training nurses
- · Established a little cleanliness.
- · MS brought in more nurses
- · MS was more important, been to the Crimea were as FN had refused.
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The reform of the commissariat and medical care fo
- · Increased efficient as only one office was needed to get troops equipment
- · Allowed soldiers to stay with friends and encouraged people to join because they would be able to stay at home.
- · Stopped people thinking the service was too long and not signing up
- · Rather than the richest leading it was the best officer.
- · The commander in chief had to answer to the Secretary for War and, trough him, to parliament.
- · Good qualities recruits ensuring the private soldiers life was better.
- · More people signed up due to shorter time in activities duty.
- · Experienced troops for rationalised emergency.
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Did the Paris peace talks end the disputes that st
- Black sea was natural territory.
- · Russia retained Sebastopol, Balaclava and all areas occupied by the Allies.
- · (Positive for England) The River Danube was to be a waterway open to all shipping.
- · Turkish sovereignty over the Danubian principalities was guaranteed à grouped into a new state Romania
- · Sulan declared he would improve Christian life within the Ottoman empire
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