Somerset John Gough-Calthorpe in Üsküdar - June, 1854
Today being her majesty’s birthday, there was a grand review of troops. At midday Lord Raglan and an immense staff came on the ground: then followed three cheers from the troops, but all the bands playing in different keys ‘God Save the Queen’ spoilt the effect it otherwise would have had. There were about 16,000 men on parade.
Somerset John Gough-Calthorpe, Letter from Somerset John Gough-Calthorpe, June 1854. In Letters from Headquarters,or Realities of the War in the Crimea, volume 1 (London, 1857), p. 36. http://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1386513891454 accessed: 23 November, 2017
Originally submitted by th4 on Sun, 08 Dec 2013 14:44:51 +0000