A memorial with no home to go to. . .

Picture shows the statue in the Botanical Gardens, Sheffield, in memory of those who fell inthe Crimea. The statue was paid for by public subscription in 1863.  Recently vandals broke off one of the hands, but yesterday, 23 March 1982, the hand was put back by workmen.
Picture shows the statue in the Botanical Gardens, Sheffield, in memory of those who fell inthe Crimea. The statue was paid for by public subscription in 1863. Recently vandals broke off one of the hands, but yesterday, 23 March 1982, the hand was put back by workmen.
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n The Crimean War was fought between 1854 and 1856.

n The conflict was between the Russian Empire and an alliance of the French Empire, the British Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and the Kingdom of Sardinia.

n The war was part of a long-running contest between the major European powers for influence over territories of the declining Ottoman Empire.

n Most of the conflict took place on the Crimean Peninsula, which juts into the Black Sea.

n As well as Florence Nightingale’s work, the war is also remembered for the Charge of the Light Brigade, where more than 600 British soldiers were ordered to advance through a valley between two lines of Russian artillery, leading to huge losses.

n The balaclava also dates back to the Crimean War, having been made for British soldiers to keep them warm from bitter cold.

n The war came to an end with Britain and France declaring victory after peace negotiations with the Russians, who agreed not to establish naval presence on the Black Sea coast - but it came at a heavy price. More than 20,000 British died on the battlefield or from wounds or disease.