Tag: Crimean War

10th September 2015

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by Leigh Turner

Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

#AdiosIstanbul 1: a tragic, evocative place

The sun is hot between the shade-trees.  In the distance, the sea sparkles.  Memorials mark the resting place of 6,000 British soldiers who died at the nearby Scutari Barracks of injuries and illness during the Crimean War of 1854-56, most in unmarked graves; British and Indian soldiers of World Wars I and II; German Jaeger […]

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