Reconstruction of the renown battle of Alma of 1854 took place in Vilino village, Crimea. The activity is carried out for the 4th time and gains more importance every year.
Alma is a river in the Crimea that flows into the Black Sea. Monuments to soldiers perished in the war can be seen in capitals of three European countries.
Soldiers eat bacon, gingerbread and honey.
Anyone can take part in the battle. The camp is traditionally divided into two parts: one part for Russian troops and the other one – for their enemies. The atmosphere reminds the one of the 19th century.
Cooking in the field kitchen.
Photography was used for the first time in history to mark the events that occurred during the Crimean war.
One English officer said that the Englishmen had lost less people in the battle of Waterloo than they did in the battle of Alma.
In 1854 the Russians cut to pieces the Turkish army making England and France enter in a war.
The French army.
The first wounded soldiers.
It became clear that the Russian army wouldn’t prevail this time.
The troops of coalition are celebrating the victory.