Thursday 8 July 2010

Rifle Brigade in the Crimea

See the Thin Red Line's reconstruction of the Rifles uniform in 1855 here
I would have thought this might be a popular subject - and there's a useful book 'Rifle Green In the Crimea' which the Crimean War Research Society has one copy for sale for £28. They say:
By George Caldwell and Robert Cooper. An account of the Rifle brigade in the Crimea 1854-56 with a full medal and casualty roll and details of weapons clothes and equipment. Illustrated throughout and includes and includes a 24 page plate section in B&W of RB soldiers and equipment, medal groups etc. Last copy. Hardback, 351 pages. (1994). Article on the brigade in the Crimea here
The wiki on the Rifle Brigade in the Crimea says
When the Crimean War broke out in 1853 the Rifle Brigade sent two battalions which fought at the Alma, where one of the battalions led the advance across the Alma River, Inkerman and at the Siege of Sevastopol. The regiment won eight Victoria Crosses during the Crimean War, more than any other regiment.

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