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1

When did the Battle of Alma begin

22nd September 1854

2

Why were the Russians thought to have had an advantage territorially in the Battle of Alma

positioned on high ground

3

Who led the Russians in the Battle of Alma

Menshikov

4

What was Raglan criticised for not doing at Battle of Alma

informing his divisional commanders of his or the French's plans

5

What was lacking from the Battle of Alma

proper reconnaissance

6

How many British deaths at Battle of Alma

350

7

How many Russian deaths at BoA

1,750

8

Why could the BoA be seen as a success

way to Sebastopol opens

9

How can public positivity be seen after the BoA

positive 'broadsheets' written
describe those that fought and the generals positively

10

When was the Battle of Balaclava begun

24th October 1854

11

How many Russian's advanced on British supply base at Balaclava

25,000

12

When was the 'Thin Red Line' formed

24th October 1854

13

Who did the Thin Red Line involved

93rd Highland regiment

14

Who led the 93rd Highland Regiment

Sir Campbell

15

What did Sir Campbell reject and instead form

reject traditional tactics when being approach by cavalry

formed a long line of X2 deep

16

Who wrote the order to Nolan in the BoB

Brigadier Airey

17

How did Russell describe Nolan

"brave soldier"

18

What did Russell say after Nolan's death

"God forbid I should cast a shade"

19

Who gave the order to Lord Cardigan to advance

Lucan

20

What did Russell praise the soldiers of the COTLB

"they never halt"

21

Who informed Brigadier Airey of the order that should be sent to Lucan and Cardigan

Lord Raglan

22

Who described the actions of soldiers at BoB as 'magnificent'

French General

23

Where was William Russell at the time of the COTLB

overlooking the valley

24

What was the name of the valley in the COTLB

Causeway Heights

25

Name a young cavalry officer involved in the COTLB

Temple Godman

26

When was the Battle of Inkerman

5th November

27

What was the Battle of Inkerman an attempt by Russians to do

distract allied troops

28

What was the Battle of Inkerman an attempt by Russians to do

distract allied troops

29

How many casualties total for the British in the Crimean war

18,050

30

How many died in enemy action

1,760

31

What award was set up post-war that was made equally accessible to men of all ranks

Victoria Cross

32

prior to the Victoria Cross who was able to be rewarded for acts of bravery

Generals and officers

33

What did the Victoria cross help tackle

divisions between rank and file and officers

34

When was the Peace of Paris

March 1856

35

What reaction after the Peace of Paris showed jubilation that the war was over

music composed e.g Lindahl's "Alma"

men wear balaclava helmets

36

Who was the Foreign Secretary at the time of the PoP

Lord Calrendon

37

What did Lord Palmerston urge Lord Calrendon to do

hold out for tougher terms

38

What happened to the river danube at the PoP

became open waterway

39

What happened to the black sea in the PoP

became neutralised

40

What did Russia retain after the PoP

all allied occupied territory (including Sebastopol and Balaclava)

41

Who was head of the 664 strong Light Brigade

Lord Cardigan

42

How many were in the Light Brigade

664

43

What did Tennyson describe riding between the Causeway Heights as for the Light Brigade

"charging into the mouth of hell"

44

How many died in the COTLB

110

45

Who did Raglan blame in his dispatch to the London Gazette for the fault of the charge

Lucan

46

What did Lucan reply to Raglan's accusation of blame in the London Gazette?

sent a letter stating Raglan never gave him independence

47

What newspaper published Raglan's dispatch on the COTLB

London Gazette

48

What happened to Lucan after he replied to Raglan's accusation of blame via a published letter

tried at a military tribunal

yet cleared