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"Exploring the Rich History and Scenic Beauty of Crimea" Step back in time to the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava on 25 October 1854

Background imageCrimea Collection: Charge of the Light Brigade, Balaclava, 25 October in 1854 (colour litho)

Charge of the Light Brigade, Balaclava, 25 October in 1854 (colour litho)
BAL6311 Charge of the Light Brigade, Balaclava, 25 October in 1854 (colour litho) by Woodville, Richard Caton II (1856-1927) (after); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageCrimea Collection: Rifleman of 95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot

Rifleman of 95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot at the time of the Crimean War. This regiment became the Rifle Brigade which changed to the 3rd Green Jackets (The Rifle Brigade)

Background imageCrimea Collection: The Colours: advance of the Scots Guards at the Alma, 1899 (oil on canvas)

The Colours: advance of the Scots Guards at the Alma, 1899 (oil on canvas)
BAL3952 The Colours: advance of the Scots Guards at the Alma, 1899 (oil on canvas) by Butler, Lady (Elizabeth Southerden Thompson) (1846-1933); 98x155.6 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCrimea Collection: The Remnants of an Army

The Remnants of an Army. Photomechanical print after Elizabeth Thompson (later Lady Butler). Associated with the Retreat from Kabul, 1st Afghan War (1838-1842). Date: 1856

Background imageCrimea Collection: Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference at Livadia

Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference at Livadia Palace, Yalta, Crimea
YALTA CONFERENCE, 1945. Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin at the Yalta Conference at Livadia Palace, Yalta, Crimea

Background imageCrimea Collection: Piper David Muir, 42nd Highlanders (Black Watch) (b / w photo)

Piper David Muir, 42nd Highlanders (Black Watch) (b / w photo)
NAM261004 Piper David Muir, 42nd Highlanders (Black Watch) (b/w photo) by Cundall, Joseph (1818-95) & Howlett, Robert (1831-58); National Army Museum

Background imageCrimea Collection: CRIMEAN WAR: VALLEY OF DEATH. The Valley of the Shadow of Death

CRIMEAN WAR: VALLEY OF DEATH. The Valley of the Shadow of Death. A dirt road scattered with cannonballs following the Battle of Balaklava; the image was contemporarily associated with the Charge of

Background imageCrimea Collection: Grenadier Guards Depart

Grenadier Guards Depart
The Grenadier Guards march through Trafalgar Square, London, preparatory to departing for the Crimea whence many of them will not return

Background imageCrimea Collection: Mary Seacole (Punch)

Mary Seacole (Punch)
MARY SEACOLE nurse during the Crimea War

Background imageCrimea Collection: 7th Earl of Cardigan

7th Earl of Cardigan
James Thomas Brudenell 7th earl of CARDIGAN military, notably at the battle of Balaklava during the Crimea War

Background imageCrimea Collection: Seafront in Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe

Seafront in Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageCrimea Collection: Crimean War

Crimean War. Sketch of Balaklava, 1856 Date: 1856

Background imageCrimea Collection: Crimean War

Crimean War, castle at Balaklava, 1855 Date: 1855

Background imageCrimea Collection: People sitting on benches near a statue of Lenin in Yalta

People sitting on benches near a statue of Lenin in Yalta, the Crimea, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageCrimea Collection: 17th Lancers, Charge of the Light Brigade, Balaclava, Crimea

17th Lancers, Charge of the Light Brigade, Balaclava, Crimea
Into the Valley of Death - The 17th Lancers during the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava on 25th October 1854 during the Crimean War - by John Charlton. 1854

Background imageCrimea Collection: The Charge of the Light Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava, 1854. Artist: Hayes

The Charge of the Light Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava, 1854. Artist: Hayes
The Charge of the Light Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava, 1854. From a private collection

Background imageCrimea Collection: Battle of Inkerman, Crimean War 1854

Battle of Inkerman, Crimean War 1854
Battle of Inkerman during the Crimean War. Date: 5th November 1854

Background imageCrimea Collection: Bactrian Camel. Ukraine

Bactrian Camel. Ukraine
Bactrian Camel (Camelus Bactrianus) at the Genoese Fortress. Sudak. Autonomous Republic of Crimea. Ukraine

Background imageCrimea Collection: Nightingale / Scutari / Ward

Nightingale / Scutari / Ward
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE At Scutari in the Crimea, checking on patients during the night

Background imageCrimea Collection: Works of Mercy: Therapia Hospital, January 1 1855, engraving J. A. Vinter, pub

Works of Mercy: Therapia Hospital, January 1 1855, engraving J. A. Vinter, pub
FNM325762 Works of Mercy: Therapia Hospital, January 1 1855, engraving J.A. Vinter, pub. Rudolph Ackermann, 19 February 1855 (colour litho) by Barraud

Background imageCrimea Collection: The Siege of Sevastopol, 1854 (19th century print)

The Siege of Sevastopol, 1854 (19th century print)
LRI4648936 The Siege of Sevastopol, 1854 (19th century print) by Unknown Artist, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Crimee War (1853-1856)

Background imageCrimea Collection: Historic map of Russia

Historic map of Russia
Illustration of a historic map of Russia

Background imageCrimea Collection: Swallows Nest, Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine

Swallows Nest, Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine Palace swallows nest (1912), cape Aitodor, Gaspra, Crimea, Ukraine

Background imageCrimea Collection: Bellerophon Doves, Sailors Encampment before Sebastopol

Bellerophon Doves, Sailors Encampment before Sebastopol
RNM286329 Bellerophon Doves, Sailors Encampment before Sebastopol, published in 1854 (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Background imageCrimea Collection: Crimean War

Crimean War

Background imageCrimea Collection: Florence Nightingales carriage at the seat of war

Florence Nightingales carriage at the seat of war
Born in Italy in 1820, she moved to England with her wealthy family and was educated at home by her father. Although it was not deemed suitable for ladies of Florences social standing to become

Background imageCrimea Collection: Alexis Soyer Cooking

Alexis Soyer Cooking
ALEXIS SOYER noted chef and authority on gastronomy, seen cooking amid the ruins of the Parthenon at Athens en route to the Crimea

Background imageCrimea Collection: South Valley, Balaclava, site of 1854 battle, now vineyards, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe

South Valley, Balaclava, site of 1854 battle, now vineyards, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageCrimea Collection: Wh Russell / Illus Times

Wh Russell / Illus Times
SIR WILLIAM HOWARD RUSSELL British war correspondent for The Times, reporting from the Crimea in 1855

Background imageCrimea Collection: Noble, Dawson and Harper, 72nd (Duke of Albanys Own Highlanders

Noble, Dawson and Harper, 72nd (Duke of Albanys Own Highlanders
NAM261003 Noble, Dawson and Harper, 72nd (Duke of Albanys Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot (b/w photo) by Cundall, Joseph (1818-95) & Howlett, Robert (1831-58); National Army Museum

Background imageCrimea Collection: Reconnaissance by the 12th Lancers in the Neighbourhood of Eupatoria (engraving)

Reconnaissance by the 12th Lancers in the Neighbourhood of Eupatoria (engraving)
2785610 Reconnaissance by the 12th Lancers in the Neighbourhood of Eupatoria (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCrimea Collection: Valley of the Shadow of Death, Crimea, 1855 (salt print)

Valley of the Shadow of Death, Crimea, 1855 (salt print)
710910 Valley of the Shadow of Death, Crimea, 1855 (salt print) by Fenton, Roger (1819-69); 27.4x34.9 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCrimea Collection: The Brilliant Cavalry Action at the Battle of Balaclava, October 25th 1854

The Brilliant Cavalry Action at the Battle of Balaclava, October 25th 1854
NAM261018 The Brilliant Cavalry Action at the Battle of Balaclava, October 25th 1854, engraved by Edmund Walker, published 1854 (tinted litho) by Martens

Background imageCrimea Collection: Portrait of Princess Maria Vasilyevna Vorontsova (1819-1894), 1851. Artist: Zaryanko

Portrait of Princess Maria Vasilyevna Vorontsova (1819-1894), 1851. Artist: Zaryanko
Portrait of Princess Maria Vasilyevna Vorontsova (1819-1894), 1851. Found in the collection of the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Background imageCrimea Collection: New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia Chapel, Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe

New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia Chapel, Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageCrimea Collection: Waterfront in Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe

Waterfront in Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageCrimea Collection: Harbour, Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe

Harbour, Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageCrimea Collection: Swallows nest, Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe

Swallows nest, Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageCrimea Collection: The Quay, Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe

The Quay, Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageCrimea Collection: Harbour, Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe

Harbour, Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageCrimea Collection: Chekhov theatre, Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe

Chekhov theatre, Yalta, Crimea, Ukraine, Europe

Background imageCrimea Collection: 7th Earl of Cardigan

7th Earl of Cardigan
James Thomas Brudenell 7th earl of CARDIGAN military, notably at the battle of Balaklava during the Crimea War

Background imageCrimea Collection: Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna (1872-1918)

Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna (1872-1918)
3906997 Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna (1872-1918).; (add.info.: Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna (1872-1918).); Sovfoto/UIG

Background imageCrimea Collection: Order of the Medjidie Medal (Fifth Class), Crimean War 1854-1856

Order of the Medjidie Medal (Fifth Class), Crimean War 1854-1856
This medal was awarded to Brevet Lieutenant Colonel George Frederick Stevenson Call. It is one of 17 campaign medals awarded to members of the Call family, now in the museum collection

Background imageCrimea Collection: Sardinian Medal for Valour, Crimean War 1854-1856

Sardinian Medal for Valour, Crimean War 1854-1856
This medal was awarded to Brevet Lieutenant Colonel George Frederick Stevenson Call. It is one of 17 campaign medals awarded to members of the Call family, now in the museum collection

Background imageCrimea Collection: 1747 Ratelband Map Of The Black Sea Crimea And Northern Turkey

1747 Ratelband Map Of The Black Sea Crimea And Northern Turkey
1747, Ratelband Map of the Black Sea, Crimea, and Northern Turkey

Background imageCrimea Collection: Ukraine, Crimea, Foros, Foros church sitting on top of a cliff overlooking the Black Sea

Ukraine, Crimea, Foros, Foros church sitting on top of a cliff overlooking the Black Sea

Background imageCrimea Collection: Ukraine, Crimea, Yalta, Massandra Palace summer palace and home of Tsar Alexander

Ukraine, Crimea, Yalta, Massandra Palace summer palace and home of Tsar Alexander III in the late 19th century. It was built by French architect Bouchart




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"Exploring the Rich History and Scenic Beauty of Crimea" Step back in time to the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava on 25 October 1854, immortalized in a captivating colour lithograph. Witness the bravery and valor of the Rifleman of 95th (Rifles) Regiment of Foot, who stood tall amidst chaos. Experience the intensity captured in "The Colours: advance of the Scots Guards at Alma, " an oil painting from 1899 that depicts a pivotal moment during the Crimean War. Delve into history with "The Remnants of an Army, " a poignant reminder of sacrifice. Enter "The Valley of Death, " where shadows loom large and echoes whisper tales from this haunting chapter. Watch as Grenadier Guards Depart, leaving behind their mark on this war-torn land. Discover Mary Seacole's indomitable spirit through Punch's portrayal, showcasing her unwavering dedication to care for wounded soldiers. Learn about Lord Cardigan, whose name became synonymous with courage amidst adversity. Escape to Yalta's picturesque seafront along Crimea's coast, where tranquility meets remnants of conflict. Marvel at its beauty while contemplating how it has witnessed both triumphs and tribulations throughout history. Immerse yourself in Crimea's rich past during the Crimean War – a testament to human resilience amid turmoil. Observe people sitting on benches near Lenin's statue; symbols representing different eras coexisting harmoniously. Crimea beckons you with its intriguing blend of historical significance and natural splendor – an invitation to explore its multifaceted identity that continues to captivate visitors from around Europe and beyond.