Sevastopol Ukraine 1855

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Restored bird’s eye view of Sevastopol, Ukraine, 1855 by Philippe Benoist & Eugene Ciceri depicting the Siege of Sevastopol (1854-1855)  carried out by the British, French, Sardinian, and Turkish troops during the Crimean War, which lasted for 11 months. Despite its efforts, the Russian army had to leave its stronghold and evacuate over a pontoon bridge to the north shore of the inlet. The Russians chose to sink their entire fleet to prevent it from falling into the hands of the enemy and at the same time to block the entrance of the Western ships into the inlet. When the enemy troops entered Sevastopol, they were faced with the ruins of a formerly glorious city.

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24×36, 36×54

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