Saturday, 24 July 2010
The Baltic - the forgotten theatre
I thought as a few of the units recreating the Crimean war are from St Petersburg it might be worth thinking a little about the Baltic theatre. Bomarsund, now in Finland is the place with the most having taken place with an Anglo-French force landing and taking the fortress. Apparently 300 Finnish grenadiers were taken prisoner and brought back to prison in Lewes. Some 2000 prisoners were brought back. (See piece on visiting the Russian prisoners at Lewes here)
The Crimean War in Finland.