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Russian-Ottoman Relations Online, Part 3:
The Crimean War 1853-1856


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Russian-Ottoman Relations 3: The Crimean War 1853-1856

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The Crimean War was fought between Russia on one side, and Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire, on the other. The principal battlefield was the Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea, but the ramifications were widespread.

For the first time ever, modern media had a significant impact on a military confrontation. The telegraph system not only influenced developments on the battlefield by, for example, enabling British politicians to curtail the freedom of the military commanders in the field, it also allowed reporters to inform the general public more quickly of events. This had a major impact on public opinion in Britain and France. The Crimean War also brought forth popular icons like the ill-fated Charge of the Light Brigade, decimated at Balaclava, which had a lasting impact on British morale and is still textbook material for military historians and students. And it made a popular heroine of Florence Nightingale, who tended the wounded and professionalized nursing in the process. Public opinion, through its effect on politics, became a part of modern warfare during this period.


In this collection Russian views are represented by such publications as no. 685 by Anatole Demidov (1812-1870), traveler and patron of the arts; the discussion on the peace by former diplomat Tchihatchef; and the accounts of the Russian veteran, Piotr Andreevich Viazemsky (1792-1878). The opinions of two Turkish officers, Rustem Effendi and Seid Bey, and the views on the Crimean War of the Algerian poet, Muhammad b. Ismail (1820-1870) are also included. On the British side the influential works of the virulently anti-Russian diplomat, David Urquhart (1805-1877), are well-represented, as well as more moderate publications.

Some of these sources were published anonymously at the time, or under pseudonyms. This happened in the case of, amongst others, Pictures from the Battlefields by "the roving Englishman". The author was the British journalist, Eustace Clare Grenville Murray (1824-1881), the illegitimate son of Richard Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham. Other works were published anonymously by William Martin Leake (1777-1860), the famous traveler, antiquarian and topographer, whose sympathies for the Greeks were widely shared among the British.

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