26 SEPTEMBER

BRITISH TROOPS RANSACK THE CRIMEAN PORT OF BALAKLAVA

[ 26 September 1854 ]

On this day in 1854, the British army ransacked the small Crimean port of Balaclava.  Professor Saul David comments that when they arrived they found “the port was largely deserted.: most of its 1500 inhabitants had already fled… leaving their homes to be ruthlessly pillaged.”[1]

FOOTNOTES

  1. Saul David, (2007), “Victoria’s Wars: The Rise of Empire,” Penguin Books, London, p214.

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