The Trenches, January 1855
Watercolour by Captain (later Colonel) the Honourable William James Colville (1827-1903), Rifle Brigade, 1855 (c).
Balaklava, the main British port of the Crimean War (1854-1856), proved inadequate for the volume of shipping. This was exacerbated by a storm that devastated the fleet. Medicine, tents, fuel, food, fodder and winter clothing were lost. This logistical break down meant suffering for the soldiers in the trenches before Sevastopol.
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