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ALMA BATTLEFIELD, SEPTEMBER 8(20) 1854. CRIMEAN WAR (1853 - 1856)
[ ] 18.11.2010, 22:11

This place is located on about 40 km from Sevastopol, not far from Vilino village.
In the Ama River valley, more than one hundred and fifty years ago, a heavy artillery cannonade was heard. Here, in September 1854, one of the major battles of the Crimean War took palce. On September 1, 1854 the Britishand French Navy, consisting of 89 battleships and 300 carriers with troops approached the peninsula shores. On September 7, a 62-thousand army headed for the major Russian Navy base - Sevastopol. The Russian Army of 33,000 soldiers and officers took their stand on the high left-hand bank of the Alma River. The battle lasted for 12 hours. Both sides suffered huge losses. Under the pressure of exceeding in number , much better armed forces the Russian troops had to retreat to Sevastopol.

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