William Howard Russell in Crimea - late September, 1854

from Account of the aftermath of the battle of Alma:

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.
cite as

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: 14 June, 2024

location of experience: Crimea


William Howard Russell

Experience Information

Date/Time late September, 1854
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors

Originally submitted by th4 on Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:38:52 +0000