May, 1855, Balaklava, the Crimea.
Today it is the place to rest for many people from all over Ukraine and the CIS. But in May, 1855 it was different. Guns of the English ships were firing at the Russian positions: the Crimean war between Russia from one side and allied forces of England, France and Turkey from another one. Much has been written about the deeds of heroic Sevastopol. But few know that the Balaklava battle and the following defence of Sevastopol became the place for the first military photo report made by one English photographer Roger Fenton.