What was the Crimean War (1853-1856)?

Introduction The Crimean War was a military conflict fought from 16 October 1853 to 30 March 1856 in which Russia lost to an alliance made up of France, the Ottoman Empire, the United Kingdom and Sardinia. The immediate cause of the war involved the rights of Christian minorities in the Holy Land, then a part… Read More

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What was the Battle of Sinop (1853)?

Introduction The Battle of Sinop, or the Battle of Sinope, was a naval battle that took place on 30 November 1853 between Russia and the Ottoman Empire at Sinop, a sea port along the southern shore of the Black Sea. It was a precursor to the Crimean War (1854-1856). During the battle a squadron of… Read More