Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Twitter Ye Not - Crimean War

Twitter Ye Not - Crimean War

A piece about how figures in history might have twittered or tweeted or whatever, had they the chance, inclination and technology.

The Crimean War (October 1853 – February 1856) was a conflict fought between the Russian Empire with an alliance of the French Empire, the British Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and the Kingdom of Sardinia. The war was part of a long-running contest between the major European powers for influence over territories of the declining Ottoman Empire. Most of the conflict took place on the Crimean Peninsula, but there were smaller campaigns in western Anatolia, the Baltic Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the White Sea.

I have shown Florence Nightingale wondering how many lamps to pack with her, and opposition statesman Benjamin Disraeli (later Prime Minister and Lord Beaconsfield) considering what colour cravat to wear for the conflict.

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