Expedition in the Crimea landing of the Allied Troops, 14 September 1854
Coloured lithograph by Max Beeger and A Faure after 'Lieutenant R', published by Bulla Freres in Paris, Ferd. Ebner in Berlin, E Gambart and Co in London and Emile Seitz in New York, 1854.
The Allied expedition had left for the Crimea still uncertain of where it was to land, and only after Lord Raglan had undertaken a personal reconnaissance of the coastline aboard the 'Caradoc' was it determined to disembark at Kalamita Bay, a long sandy beach 50 kilometres north of Sevastopol. It took five days for the disembarkation to be completed; the British, unlike the French and Turks, had sailed with a brigade of light cavalry aboard, and landing horses over an open beach was a time-consuming process.
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