Historical Events or People in 10 Tweets - The Crimean War


By Paula Kitching, published 6th October 2012

This is a new feature summarising an event or person using ten statements of only 140 characters (including spaces!). Compiled by Paula Kitching.

The Crimean War

  • The Crimean War exposed the power games amongst European powers & the declining Ottoman Empire using religious upset for political advance
  • After much posturing Russia attacked Turkey & sank its fleet at Sinope Nov 1853. GB & France side with Turkey - war declared March 1854
  • In Sept 1854 GB, FR and Turkey land a joint invasion force nr Sevastapol on the Black Sea. They expected a swift victory...

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