'Siege of Sebastopol. Outlying Picquet of the 90th Regiment in the snow, in the middle ravine, before Sebastopol'
One of two wood engraving reproductions, 1854 (c). Published by 'The Illustrated London News'.
Soldiers of the 90th (Perthshire Volunteers) (Light Infantry) Regiment of Foot endeavour to keep warm in the winter snow. Conditions for the troops besieging Sevastopol were made worse by the November 1854 storm which ruined the Allies' camps and supply lines. Many troops had no cold weather clothing during the winter of 1854-1855.
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