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'The heights of Alma - day after the battle', 21 September 1854

Tinted lithograph after Joseph Austin Benwell (fl 1856-1886) , published by Read and Co, London, and H Mandeville, Paris, 27 October 1854.

The British, short of shipping space, had brought none of their ambulances with them from Bulgaria to the Crimea and the process of clearing the battlefield of dead and wounded took two days. Marshal St Arnaud, whose French army had suffered fewer casualties and possessed an efficient ambulance corps, chafed at the delay. Lieutenant-Colonel Harry Chester's body is shown being carried away on a stretcher in the foreground; Prince Menshikov's coach can be seen behind.

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NAM. 1995-02-17-1


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National Army Museum, Study collection

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