Flashcards in The Crimean War 1854-6 Deck (13):
When did Britain and France declare war on Russia?
When was the Battle of Alma?
When was the Battle of Balaclava?
When was the Battle of Inkerman?
When did Palmerson become Prime Minister?
When was the Treaty of Paris?
When were Cardwell's military reforms?
Describe the casualties of the Crimean War.
- 18,000 casualties
- around 16,000 of those died of disease/ poor supply
Give an example of the harshness of the 1854-1855 winter.
- 40% of horses died
- terrible storms
Give an example of poor supply.
- it took 2 months for lime juice to be distributed from the port at Balaclava to the front lines
Give an example of Florence Nightingale improving supply by exploiting the press/ her connections.
The Times fund, with Florence Nightingale as the figure head, raised £30,000 to buy medical supply
Give 2 examples of the poor medical context at Scutari. in the Crimea
- Lord Raglan only ordered roughly 4 medical assistants per 100 men
- Main treatment for injured limbs was amputation = 25% death rate