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Museum of the Manchester Regiment

Come on the 63rd! 

2004 saw the 150th Anniversary of British entry into the Crimean War.

The Museum of the Manchester Regiment mounted a special exhibition running from October 2004 until December 2005 telling the history of the 63rd Regiment in the Crimea.Photograph of exhibition

In July 1854 the 63rd Regiment embarked at Cork for the Crimea about 1000 strong. Only 53 soldiers served for the entire campaign.

The Regiment's service is reflected in the Battle Honours awarded for Alma, Inkerman and Sebastopol borne on the Regimental Colours, and in the clasps awarded with the Crimea Medal to individual soldiers.

Britain and France allied with Turkey to prevent Russia dominating the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East. An Allied expeditionary force set out to capture the Photograph of exhibitionRussian Naval Base at Sebastopol in the Crimea.

The war is now often remembered only for the hardships the soldiers endured, the resulting scandal at home and the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade.

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