William Howard Russell in Crimea - late September, 1854
Late last night orders were sent round the divisions to be prepared for marching at daybreak, and early this morning we left the blood-stained heights of the Alma – a name that will ever be memorable in our history. Soon after dawn the French assembled all their drums and trumpets on top of the highest of the hills they carried, and broken by peals of sound from the bugles of the infantry, celebrated their victory ere they departed. It was spirited, stirring, and thrilling music. And its effect, as it swelled through the darkness of early morning down over the valley, can never be forgotten.
William Howard Russell, Account of the aftermath of the battle of Alma. In The Times (20 October, 1854). https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1386596332083 accessed: 3 March, 2024
|late September, 1854
|in the company of others, outdoors
Originally submitted by th4 on Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:38:52 +0000