CRIMEAN WAR/UKRAINE The Valley of the Baidar antique print 1855
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CRIMEAN WAR/UKRAINE: The Valley of the Baidar, antique print, 1855

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CAPTION BELOW PICTURE: 'The Valley of the Baidar'

Crimean War
The Crimean War, also known in Russia as the Oriental War (Russian: Vostochnaya Voina) (October 1853February 1856) was fought between the Russian Empire on one side and an alliance of France, the United Kingdom, the Kingdom of Sardinia, and the Ottoman Empire on the other. The war was part of a long-running contest between the major European powers for influence over territories of the declining Ottoman Empire. Most of the conflict took place on the Crimean Peninsula, with additional actions occurring in western Turkey and the Baltic Sea region.
The Crimean War is sometimes considered to be the first "modern" conflict and "introduced technical changes which affected the future course of warfare".

Major events of the War
Some action also took place on the Russian Pacific coast, Asia Minor, the Baltic and White Seas.
The roots of the war lay in the existing rivalry between the British and the Russians in other areas such as Afghanistan (The Great Game). Conflicts over control of holy places in Jerusalem led to aggressive actions in the Balkans, and around the Dardanelles.

Major battles

Destruction of the Ottoman Fleet at Sinop - 30 November 1853

The Siege of Petropavlovsk - 30-31 August 1854, on the Pacific coast

The Battle of Alma - 20 September 1854

Siege of Sevastopol (also known as "Sebastopol") - 25 September 1854 to 8 September 1855

The Battle of Balaclava - 25 October 1854 (see also Charge of the Light Brigade)

The Battle of Inkerman - 5 November 1854

Battle of Eupatoria, 17 February 1855

Battle of Chernaya River (aka "Traktir Bridge") - 25 August 1855

Anglo-French naval campaign in the Sea of Azoff (Azov), May to November 1855

Siege of Kars, June to 28 November 1855
It was the first war where the electric telegraph started to have a significant effect, with the first 'live' war reporting to The Times by William Howard Russell. Indeed, some credit Russell with prompting the resignation of the sitting British government through his reporting of the lacklustre shape of the British forces deployed to the Crimea. Additionally, the telegraph reduced the independence of British overseas possessions from their commanders in London due to such rapid communications. Newspaper readership informed public opinion in the United Kingdom and France as never before. It was the first European war to be photographed.
Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole came to prominence for their contributions in the field of nursing.

(Source Wikipedia)

Notes on the historical context / background to the print can be viewed at: Crimean War

DATE PRINTED: 1855    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 14.5 x 23.0cm, 5.75 x 9 inches (Medium)

TYPE: Antique wood engraved print

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Minor blemishes; The image shown may have been scanned from a different example of this print than that which is offered for sale: The print you will receive is in Good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition compared to that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side of the picture. In some cases this may be visible on the picture itself (please check the scan prior to your purchase) or around the margin of the picture.


PROVENANCE: Illustrated London News

CRIMEAN WAR/UKRAINE: The Valley of the Baidar, antique print, 1855
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