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Cattle and supplies for the British army in Cossack Bay, Balaklava

In pictures: Roger Fenton's historic Crimean War photographs

January 29, 1856 – Queen Victoria issues a Warrant under the Royal sign-manual that establishes the Victoria Cross to recognise acts of valour by British military personnel during the Crimean War.

January 29, 1856 – Queen Victoria issues a Warrant under the Royal sign-manual that establishes the Victoria Cross to recognise acts of valour by British military personnel during the Crimean War.

Photographie de deux officiers assis sur des tabourets en bois et d'un zouave reconnaissable à son turban, son pantalon bouffant et ses guêtres.

Photographie de deux officiers assis sur des tabourets en bois et d'un zouave reconnaissable à son turban, son pantalon bouffant et ses guêtres.

Kırım Savaşı sırasında Florence Nightingale Hastanesi, Üsküdar İngiliz askerleri (1853-1856

Kırım Savaşı sırasında Florence Nightingale Hastanesi, Üsküdar İngiliz askerleri (1853-1856

During the Crimean War (1854-1856), wealthy families, Lords and Ladies would sail out to the Crimea and live on elegant steamers during the summer. From there they would travel to a significantly safe high vantage point in order to watch the battles unfold.

During the Crimean War (1854-1856), wealthy families, Lords and Ladies would sail out to the Crimea and live on elegant steamers during the summer. From there they would travel to a significantly safe high vantage point in order to watch the battles unfold.

The Railway Yard, Balaklava, Crimea, 1855, Roger Fenton, The Royal Photographic Society Collection © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

The Ukraine Crisis Echoes Fenton's Early War Photography In Crimea

The Railway Yard, Balaklava, Crimea, 1855, Roger Fenton, The Royal Photographic Society Collection © National Media Museum, Bradford / SSPL. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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