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Alma, Forward 42nd

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: The Black Watch Castle & Museum

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This painting depicts the Battle of the Alma on 20th September 1854. The Battle is usually considered the first battle of the Crimean War and took place in the vicinity of the River Alma in the Crimea. An Anglo-French force defeated the Russian army, which lost around 6,000 troops.

The Black Watch Castle & Museum


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    oil on canvas 

  • Measurements

    62 x 108 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    gift from 1st Battalion The Black Watch, 1993; on loan to The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland


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The Black Watch Castle & Museum

Balhousie Castle Hay Street, Perth, Perth and Kinross PH1 5HR Scotland

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