Category: crimea

The Logistics of the Crimean War

Darrell Rivers & Brett Gibbons discuss the logistics of the Crimean War including the differences in British & French supply, transport, rationing, and ordnance, the Board of Ordnance, the issuing of green coffee, successes, failures, and the transition towards professional systems in the British and French armies in the 19th century.


Farewell to the Light Brigade

Robert Collinson (1832–after 1890)

National Railway Museum

Welsh Newspapers Online ‘ THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE.|1897-11-04|:

Thank you @the-roman-way for the link!


The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)

164 years ago today.

Grenadier Guards at Inkermann

The French Are Coming! – The Invasion Scare of 1859

Capt. Gibbons & Lord Rivers discuss the war scare that triggered a naval arms race, coastal defence construction, and the rise of the Rifle Volunteers, but culminated in a growing friendship between France & Britain.

We discuss the French ironclad Gloire & the iron hulled response–HMS Warrior. 


Lt.-Col. Charles Seymour, Scots Fusilier Guards

Lieutenant Colonel Seymour, Fusilier Guards

Here for your browsing pleasure is an important photograph of Lieutenant Colonel Seymour, Fusilier Guards. It was made between 1855 and 1865 by Fenton, Roger, 1819-1869.

The photo illustrates Lieutenant Colonel Seymour, full-length portrait, standing, facing front.

Merry Christmas!

“A Christmas dinner on the heights before Sebastopol.”

Punch, September 20th, 1855

Instagram photo by National Army Museum • Aug 8, 2016 at 1:26pm UTC:


Crimean Tom!

Great to see Crimean Tom from our collection on @bbcnews “When felines turn hero” for ‪#‎InternationalCatDay‬! Also known as Sevastopol Tom, he saved #British and #French #troops from starvation during the Crimean war, by leading them to food he could find.