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Flashcards in The Crimean War 1854-6 Deck (13):
1

When did Britain and France declare war on Russia?

March 1854

2

When was the Battle of Alma?

September 1954

3

When was the Battle of Balaclava?

October 1954

4

When was the Battle of Inkerman?

November 1954

5

When did Palmerson become Prime Minister?

1855

6

When was the Treaty of Paris?

1856

7

When were Cardwell's military reforms?

1868-74

8

Describe the casualties of the Crimean War.

- 18,000 casualties
- around 16,000 of those died of disease/ poor supply

9

Give an example of the harshness of the 1854-1855 winter.

- 40% of horses died
- terrible storms

10

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

11

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

12

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

13

Give 3 examples of how Florence Nightingale aided post-war reform

1. Contributed and pressured for the Royal Commission on the Health of the Army in 1857
2. Notes on Nursing - 1859
3. Establishing nursing school in St Thomas' Hospital