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Crimean War

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Crimean War
Dates: 1853-1856
Location: Crimean Peninsula
Russian Empire British Empire, France, Ottoman Empire, Kingdom of Sardinia
Led by
Nicholas I unknown
unknown unknown
Allied victory, Treaty of Paris

The Crimean War (1853-1856) was a conflict fought between the Russian Empire and the British Empire and its allies, including France.

On 25 October 1854, a commonly known part of the War occurred called the "Charge of the Light Brigade," in which light-calvary were accidentally made to attack artillery and were killed outright. Agonal, disguised as an officer, actually caused this so he could feed on and enjoy the agony and death. (PROSE: Blood Harvest) The Doctor was present at the Charge of the Light Brigade. (TV: The Evil of the Daleks, AUDIO: The Angel of Scutari) The Doctor later claimed to have been wounded at the Crimea. (TV: The Sea Devils)

Mollie Dawson's uncle was killed at the Battle of Inkerman on 5 November of that year. (TV: The Evil of the Daleks) In 1872, Major Thessiger told the Sixth Doctor and Peri Brown that he had fought in the same battle. However, the Doctor realised that he was lying as his account of the battle was both inaccurate and glamourised. (AUDIO: The First Sontarans)

Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, who later became famous as the author of War and Peace, served as an envoy to the Russian Army during the Crimean War. (AUDIO: The Angel of Scutari) Baron De Guerre also fought in the war. (PROSE: The Vampire of Paris) Edward Fulbright and Roger Bridewell's father served in the Crimea. (PROSE: Evolution)

In October and November 1854, Hex worked with Florence Nightingale, treating the wounded at the Scutari field hospital. (AUDIO: The Angel of Scutari)

The War Lords kidnapped Crimean War soldiers for use in their War Games. (TV: The War Games)

On 11 November 1913, an elderly veteran of the Crimean War stood outside the entrance to the village hall in Farringham, Herefordshire where Joan Redfern and John Smith were attending a dance. Smith gave a donation to the Veterans of the Crimea, a charity for the by then aged survivors of the war. The veteran was later vapourised by Son of Mine. (TV: Human Nature)

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