Sunday, September 4, 2016

Battlefields of the Crimean War

  In the early 1900s, Vladislav Klembovsky, then a colonel in the Russian Imperial Army, took a series of photographs of the Crimean battlefields plus other locations, monuments and graves around Sevastopol. In 1904, an album was published by the Museum of the Defence of Sevastopol containing one hundred and nineteen of these images. This work, which came together with maps showing where and in which direction the pictures were taken, was a remarkable achievement for its time and still stands as a valuable record of the landscape of the fields of conflict of the war of 1854-56 before significant changes occurred. The link at the bottom of the page will take you to a collection of his photographs.

The Valley of Death
view down the valley towards the Russian battery

Where the 93rd Highlanders stood.
The Thin Red Line.


  1. Half a league....

    Great resource!

  2. Yes indeed good to see. Handy for me too I'm currently painting French and Turks.