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