Saturday, April 17, 2010

Lord Raglan's HQ

Lord Raglan's Head Quarters, with a.o. Lord Raglan (white hat), Marshal Pélissier and Lord Burghersh.

Field Marshal FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan (1788 – 1855), lost his arm at Waterloo. He was the commander of the British forces in Crimea untill he died of cholera. He had strong diplomatic skills, but was rather incompetent in commanding the forces during battles.

Photographer Roger Fenton, exhausted and depressed, left Balaklava on 29 June 1855, narrowly escaping the cholera epidemic that claimed many victims, including Lord Raglan.

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