Fighting the Crimean war

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The Battle of Alma
After the defeat of the Russians at Alma the way to Sevastopol was opened up. The British lost 363 men with 1600 wounded and hit hard at the Russians with 1755 dead and 6,000 wounded. However this caused great strain on the medical services.
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Battle of Baclava: 93rd highlanders hold thin red line
They should have formed a square, as they were infantry facing cavalry but instead they formed a line 2 men deep, and this meant they managed to halt the Russian advance.
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Charge of the light brigade at the battle of baclava
Lord raglan was the commander in chief, 65 years old and in charge of all the army in the Crimea. Served under Wellington at Waterloo and lost his right arm. Was unaware of the growing tension between earl of Lucan and earl of cardigan
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General Airey- Quartermaster, 51 years old. Was trained at sand hurst and served in the military since 18.
Captain Nolan aide de camp 36, very skilled and keen in battle. Had a great deal of contempt for Lucan and Cardigan
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Earl of Lucan in charge of the cavalry,54, brother in law to cardigan; had family arguments
Earl of cardigan 57 brother in law to Lucan, believed Lucan didn't treat sister well
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Russian winter jan 1855
Winter storm sank 30 transport ships containing most of the British supplies. Russians still commanded the road between Baklava and Sevastopol and fighting had needed for the winter which left some soldiers stranded.
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Cholera raged through the camp reducing the army it only 12,000 effective soldiers
The terrible winter didn't end until March 1855
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They should have formed a square, as they were infantry facing cavalry but instead they formed a line 2 men deep, and this meant they managed to halt the Russian advance.

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Battle of Baclava: 93rd highlanders hold thin red line

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Lord raglan was the commander in chief, 65 years old and in charge of all the army in the Crimea. Served under Wellington at Waterloo and lost his right arm. Was unaware of the growing tension between earl of Lucan and earl of cardigan

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Captain Nolan aide de camp 36, very skilled and keen in battle. Had a great deal of contempt for Lucan and Cardigan

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Earl of cardigan 57 brother in law to Lucan, believed Lucan didn't treat sister well

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