1 April 2012

Volume 30 No.1 April 2012

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2 From the Editor MATT PIZZO
2 Charitable Status Update TREASURER KEITH GOODING
2 On the Cover - French and British Officers Conferring Over a Map MAJOR JEFF BENNETT
3 Mentioned in Despatches - Secretary's Notes DAVE CLIFF
6 Notes from Crimea - Sevastopol Representative CAPTAIN YURI KULIKOV
8 Where Angels Fear to Tread - Louise is an Oxford English scholar and former TV producer who writes historical novels for Penguin under the name ‘A.L. Berridge’. Here she writes about the process of researching her latest, which is set in the Crimean War. LOUISE BERRIDGE
13 Excerpts from the West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser JOHN SLY
14 Sir Morton Peto - Railway Genius and Saviour of the Army of the East MAJOR COLIN ROBINS OBE
16 Queen Victoria’s Heroes, Pt. I - "The medal for service in the Crimea had its origins in a letter dated 30 November 1854 from Queen Victoria to the Duke of Newcastle. It stated that ‘The Queen thinks that no time should be lost in announcing the intention of the Queen to confer a medal on all those who have been engaged in the arduous and brilliant campaign in the Crimea..." GLENN FISHER
26 More Light on the Upton Family Part Two - "The story so far. In The War Correspondent 28/1 (April 2010) Major Colin Robins and two Russian colleagues (“K/R”) told the story of John Upton, a British engineer who fled justice in England to become the builder of Sevastopol’s great dry docks. They also enquired into his family, which posed problems of identity." MICHAEL VANDEN BOSCH & ROGER BARTLETT
33 Book Reviews: Into the Valley of Death, by A.L. Berridge, and Crimean War General Orders: 30th April 1854 to 30th June 1856 - A Crimean War Publishers CD-ROM. Both by MAJOR COLIN ROBINS
34 Book Review: A Professional Soldier, by Matthew Perry. The biography of James Duncan of the 17th Lancers. LARRY CRIDER
34 Graveyard in the Crimea - This image comes from The Strand Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly (Edited by George Newnes, London), Volume 5, 1893 p.517, forming part of an article about the residence of Sir Robert Rawlinson KCB. The image entitled “Graveyard in the Crimea”is of a painting in Rawlinson’s collection, but whether it is imaginary or not I am unable to say. It should challenge our members’detective skills to discover whether the painting still exists, and perhaps unearth its long lost provenance. FRANK GARIE
35 Proposed Constitution
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