Thursday, July 28, 2011

The 88th Regiment

Officers of the 88th Regiment (Roger Fenton, 1855)

The 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers) (‘the Devil’s Own’) was an Irish Regiment of the British Army, one of eight Irish regiments raised and garrisoned in Ireland. It saw extensive service in the Peninsular War, Crimean War and Indian Mutiny.

Cannon at Eyre Square, Galway

In the Crimean War their service was recognised by the presentation to the city of Galway (Ireland) of a pair of guns in memoriam, which until recently remained on prominent display on the city's main square, and now are displayed outside City Hall.

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4 comments:

  1. So much of the topography in the Crimean War images seems so bleak. It certainly doesn't seem like a fun place to be.

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  2. Maybe, but it wasn't a vacation trip... It used to be the holiday resort of the Soviet leaders, so there must be sceneric panoramas also.

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  3. That's what left me so puzzled. I recently saw a movie adaptation of Anton Chekhov's "The Duel" which takes place on the Black Sea. The movie looked pretty but I later learned it was filmed in Croatia.

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  4. Such a great article it was which In the Crimean War their service was recognised by the presentation to the city of Galway (Ireland) of a pair of guns in memoriam, which until recently remained on prominent display on the city's main square, and now are displayed outside City Hall. In which xtensive service in the Peninsular War, Crimean War and Indian Mutiny. Thanks for sharing this article.

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