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TWC Vol29 No2 Jul 11

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TWC Vol29 No2 Jul 11 Summary

The War Correspondent July 2011, Volume 29, Number 2

CONTENTS

Society Business

2 Welcome from the Editor - a new look and a new editor - Matt Pizzo

2 The Cover - Turkish forces on the Danube - Major Jeff Bennett

3 Mentioned in Despatches - Secretary's notes - David Cliff

6 Treasurer’s Report - Lee Abbott Clements

6 Annual General Meeting Report - May 21st, Durham, England - David Cliff

14 The Quarterly Question - In 50 words or less - what is the greatest technological achievement to come out of the Crimean War and why?


21 AGM 2011 Photos - photographs courtesy of Mike Hinton


Articles

8 The Sarn’t Major’s Badge of Rank - Queen’s Birthday Parade Brings a Touch of the Crimean War - MAJOR COLIN ROBINS OBE FRHISTS

9 Sneak Peak - More Light on Upton - MICHAEL VANDEN BOSCH AND ROGER BARTLETT

10 Disorderly Behaviour - at Spring Hill and Elsewhere. "Mrs Mary Seacole’s ‘British Hotel’ at Spring Hill provided restaurant and canteen facilities for both officers and the men from the spring of 1855 until the end of the Crimean campaign and her premises became well known as a ‘venue for many noisy dinner parties given by British officers for the French allies..." - MIKE HINTON

12 Famous Regiments - 72nd (Duke of Albany’s Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot -  MAJOR FRANK CLARK

13 Famous Regiments - First or Royal Regiment of Foot - MAJOR FRANK CLARK

15 Then and Now - Estuary of the River Alma - DR. DAVID R. JONES

16 Eyewitness Account of the Battle of Alma - Part One - The ‘Mate’s’ Letters from the Crimea by
Lieutenant and Captain John Douglas Astley, Scots Fusilier Guards - MAJOR COLIN ROBINS OBE FRHISTS

17 Excerpts from the West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser - JOHN SLY

18 Then and Now - The Great Redoubt - "During the Battle of the Alma in the Crimea on the 20th
of September 1854, the Russian defensive position, known as the Great Redoubt, which lay to the south of the River Alma and to the east of the Eupatoria to Sevastopol Post Road, was the focus of British endeavours to break the enemy line..." -  DR. DAVID R. JONES

20 Book Review - The Crimean War at Sea, The Naval Campaigns Against Russia, 1854-56, By Peter Duckers, Published by Pen & Sword Books, Barnsley, 2011, (ISBN 184884267-8) - MAJOR COLIN ROBINS OBE FRHISTS

20 Beggar’s Bush Barracks, Dublin, Ireland. "Next time you are in Dublin, make a point of visiting the old British Army Military Barracks known as Beggar’s Bush at Haddington Road in leafy South City, very close to the newly refurbished Aviva Stadium, formerly Lansdowne Road Rugby Stadium. For the site is well preserved – part converted into social housing, and other buildings retained for use as Museums and Government offices..." - MICHAEL CURRAN

23 The Reconnaissance of Lord Cardigan at Dobrudja - ANASTAS ANGELOV

26 The Allied Conference at Varna - ANASTAS ANGELOV

30 Location of Raglan’s Knoll at the battle of the Alma, Revisited - DR. DAVID R. JONES

38 Joseph Wilson, Royal Marine Artillery - "The images that accompany this biography relate to a Royal
Marine whose conduct and character, at the end of a long military career, were described as ‘exemplary.’" - GLENN FISHER

40 Last Survivor? Colour-Sergeant James Gray, Royal Marine Artillery - Dr. DOUGLAS AUSTIN

43 The Last Frontier, from Crimea to Australia. "James Graham, the son of a farmer named Andrew Graham and his wife Agnes, was born in the north of Ireland in early 1829, at Drumgarth near Rathfriland in County Down..." - PETER CONOLE


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The War Correspondent July 2011, Volume 29, Number 2 CONTENTS Society Business 2 Welcome from the Editor...

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