Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Greek Legion

Russia had its allies in the Crimea though I haven't found much on them. The Greek Legion are depicted here by Cadogan at a scene of fraternisation similar to the WW1 Christmas truce with a horse race at the Tchernaya but there was also 7000 Bulgarian troops allied to Russia and if what I googled is correct the Russians also had American volunteers. Thinking about it the Bulgarian Legion might be the French looking fellows some of you asked about on the comments about Russian allies at the Alma reenactments? I think Georgi Rakovski - Bulgarian revolutionary was also involved in the Crimea.

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