Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

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.

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

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.

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Soldiers eat bacon, gingerbread and honey.

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

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.

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Cooking in the field kitchen.

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Photography was used for the first time in history to mark  the events that occurred during the Crimean war.

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

One English officer said that the Englishmen had lost less people in the battle of Waterloo than they did in the battle of Alma.

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

In 1854 the Russians cut to pieces the Turkish army making England and France enter in a war.

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

The French army.

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

The nurses.

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

The first wounded soldiers.

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

It became clear that the Russian army wouldn’t prevail this time.

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

The troops of coalition are celebrating the victory.

Back In History: The Battle Of Alma

Location: Vilino

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9 thoughts on “Back In History: The Battle Of Alma”

  1. Splendid stuff – do humans also re-enact times of peace, or are they just not dynamic enough.

    Be careful with that black-powder, sparks and dry grass peeps – accidents can and do happen! Glad all the blood was fake.

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  2. Remembering our heritage is extremely important. I would like to see this event. We have civil war re-enactments that explore the lifestyle of the period (1860’s), much more than just the battles.

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  3. Photo guy should get a digital back to stick on that large format camera. (That’s if they’ve improved since I used one, it was not portable when I had one.) Then he could do some really cool stuff!

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  4. The pic 17 with a guy in red coat has the title “the French army”. As far as I know, the redcoats were English; the French army wore blue coats with red pants and red hat. The only French regiment wearing red coats were the Swiss Guards, which had been dissolved in 1830.

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