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* ART PRINT FROM MARK CHURMS' PRIVATE COLLECTION - UNSIGNED OPEN EDITION FINE ART PRINT (published by Cranston Fine Arts of Scotland). PRINTED ON QUALITY PAPER STOCK. Scots Guards Saving the Colors at Alma by Lady Butler: Depicting Captain Lindsay of the Scots Guards advancing with the colours (which were shot through and the staff was broken). By this example he helped to restore order after a Russian onslaught had put the regiment in disorder during this battle in the Crimea. Crimean War art print. BATTLE OF ALMA 20th September 1854.
The Crimean war was fought by Britain, France and Turkey against Russia. On the 14th September a British-French force of 26,000 men landed northwest of the Crimean peninsula. Began there advance on the Russian naval base of Sebastopol. This force was commanded jointly by Britain and France, with the British Commander being General Lord raglan and the French Commander Marshal Armand Saint-Arnaud. There advance was blocked by a Russian Force under the command of Prince Aleksandr Menshikov at the Alma River. The British and French Forces attacked the Russians on the Heights overlooking the Alma River, with the British baring most of the fighting. The Russians were driven from their positions on the Heights. The Russian Losses were 1200 Killed and more than 4,000 captured. The Allied losses were 3,000 British and 1,000 French casualties. Soon after the fighting the French Commander died of Cholera and the French Command passed to General Francois Canrobert."