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1854
British and French involvement in Crimean War begins. The battle of Alma. Start of siege of Sevastopol. battle of Balaclava including incidents- Thin Red Line and Charge of the Light Brigade. Florence Nightingale arrives in Scutari.
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1855
A cold winter. Sanitary Commission arrive. Mary Seacole's British hotel opens. End of the Siege of Sevestopol.
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1856
The Treaty of Paris ends the Crimean War. Establishment of the Victoria Cross.
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1870-71
The Cardwell Army Reforms.
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1899
The start of the second Boer war. the sieges of Ladysmith, Kimberley and Mafeking commence. Black Week.
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1900
Spion Kop. The relief of Mafeking. british victories in Johannesburg and Pretoria. Start of the Boer Guerrilla campaign. start of use by the British of concentration camps and scorched earth policies.
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1901
Emily Hobhouse's reports on concentration camps appear. Henry Campbell Bannerman makes his 'Method of barbarism' speech condemning british methods. The Fawcett Commission confirm Hobhouse's finding.
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1902
the Peace of Vereeniging ends the Boer War.
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1906
Local authorities allowed to provide free school meals.
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1907
medical check-ups for school children introduced.
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1911
part 1 of the National Insurance Act introduced compulsory health insurance for poorer workers.
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1914
Archduke Frans Ferdinand assassinated. Start of First World War. DORA introduced. The Race to the Sea. Massive expansion of the British Army authorised.
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1915
Ministry of Munitions established.
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1916
The Military Service Acts allow conscription of first single then married men. the Battle of Somme.
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1917
The USA joins the war. the Battle of Third Ypres/Passchendaele. department for Information formed.
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1918
rationing of some food introduced. The Germans' spring offensive. german advance halted at Amiens. German defeat.
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The Cardwell Army Reforms.

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