Crimean War

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a war in Crimea between Russia and a group of nations including England and France and Turkey and Sardinia

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FOUR medals from the Crimea War which went 'missing' for nearly 40 years could have fetched PS20,000 at auction, it emerged last night.
Alister said: "There were 12 families represented ranging from the family of a VC holder from the Crimea War in 1854 to the last VC awarded in 1982 during the Falklands Conflict.
YOU know when you were a kid and your ball went over the wall of the local old people's home and when you went to get it you got stopped by some old dears who made you put a scarf on despite it being 90 degrees and who kept telling you how times were better during the Crimea War despite the diptheria, well, that's what it's like listening to John Motson at the moment.
Now if you don't know what an iPod shuffle is, think a Walkman the size of a cigarette lighter, if you don't know what a Walkman is, think a little magic gramophone you can fit under your top-hat before heading off to the Crimea War, granddad.
Sgt McKay, from Lesmahagow, was also one of the 250 famous troops in the legendary Thin Red Line who battled 2,500 Russian cavalrymen during the Crimea War.
I HAVE two Crimea War medals similar to those shown in a recent daily Post article.
Many famous or worthy individuals missed the 100; Henry V, St Patrick, Charles Rolls, Shirley Bassey, the Stereophonics, Charlotte Church, Mary Quant, 18th century actress Sarah Siddons, folk heroine Jemima Nicholas, Crimea war nurse Betsi Cadwaladr, scientist Evan Williams, poet George Herbert, politicians Michael Heseltine, Michael Howard, Rhodri Morgan, John Prescott, Dafydd Wigley, Geoffrey Howe and sportsmen Barry John, Billy Meredith, Ian Woosnam, Ray Reardon, Lynn Davies, Ryan Giggs and Joe Calzaghe.
Today's modern sabre is derived from the blade employed by the cavalry, with perhaps the most famous use of a cavalry charge being that of the Light Brigade at the battle of Balaclava during the Crimea War.