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Crimean War

n
(Historical Terms) the war fought mainly in the Crimea between Russia on one side and Turkey, France, Sardinia, and Britain on the other (1853-56)
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Crime′an War′


n.
a war involving Great Britain, France, Turkey, and Sardinia against Russia, fought chiefly in the Crimea 1853–56.
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Noun1.Crimean War - a war in Crimea between Russia and a group of nations including England and France and Turkey and SardiniaCrimean War - a war in Crimea between Russia and a group of nations including England and France and Turkey and Sardinia; 1853-1856
Crimea - a Ukrainian peninsula between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov
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Crimean War

[kraɪˈmɪənˈwɔːʳ] NGuerra f de Crimea
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Departing this life as Admiral of the Fleet on the eve of the Crimean War, Sir Thomas Byam Martin has recorded for us amongst his all too short autobiographical notes these few characteristic words uttered by one young man of the many who must have felt that particular inconvenience of a heroic age.
He told me that in his early youth he went to the Crimean War; he belonged to an officer in the cavalry, and used to lead the regiment.
But a few years ago they put up a beautiful monument to the memory of Nova Scotian soldiers who fell in the Crimean War. It is just opposite the entrance gates and there's `scope for imagination' in it, as you used to say.
"'It was the year '55 when the Crimean war was at its height, and the old convict ships had been largely used as transports in the Black Sea.
So it was that Bert Smallways saw the first fight of the airship and the last fight of those strangest things in the whole history of war: the ironclad battleships, which began their career with the floating batteries of the Emperor Napoleon III in the Crimean war and lasted, with an enormous expenditure of human energy and resources, for seventy years.
1854: The Crimean War began after the United Kingdom and France declared war on Russia.
| 1868: The 7th Earl of Cardigan, who led the Charge of the Light Brigade to disaster at Balaclava in the Crimean War, died.
Or are you aware the firm, which was founded in 1851 and produced the first waterproof wool, was named after the Latin for watershield, and was commissioned to make the trenchcoats for officers in the Crimean War and all ranks in the two world wars?
1854: The Battle of Alma, fought by the British against the Russians in the Crimean War, produced six winners of the Victoria Cross (first awarded in 1856 for Crimean War valour.
Brig Gen Akwasi Yeboah Agyapong said the annual event, which was instituted by the facility six years ago, was in honour of Florence Nightingale, the Mother of Nursing and a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, who laid the foundations of the nursing profession by organising the treatment and tending of wounded soldiers during the Crimean War.
IN THE Cardiff Post dated August 17, 1989, under the heading 'A cannon in High Street' I had this to say: "Visitors to Cardiff over 100 years ago would have seen a Russian cannon in High Street that had been captured during the Crimean War.