Saturday, July 18, 2015

Imperial Art - Portrait of the Battle of Inkerman, Ukraine, 5 November 1854 by Thomas Rose Miles

While I'm working on my piece about Verdun, I'm working my way through Tervor Royle's Anglo-centric Crimea: The Great Crimean War. I just finished the chapter on the Russian attempt to break the siege of Sebastopol at the battle of Inkerman so I decided to post a picture. The battle was fought across a series of hills and valleys and in heavy fog. It's called "the Soldier's Battle" because units were cut off by weather and geography, often fighting a series of seemingly unconnected engagements. 

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