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1855  CRIMEAN WAR  Entire franked by a strip of three 1d Red-Brown, SG 21, Plate 5, D-A/D-C, tied by very fine London triple '49' cancellation and addressed to Glenary, Ireland "via Marseilles".  The letter is headed "Camp before Sebastopol" with Blue 'Post Office/B/Army' cds.  LETTER INCLUDES...

1855  CRIMEAN WAR  Entire franked by a strip of three 1d Red-Brown, SG 21, Plate 5, D-A/D-C, tied by very fine London triple '49' cancellation and addressed to Glenary, Ireland "via Marseilles".  The letter is headed "Camp before Sebastopol" with Blue 'Post Office/B/Army' cds.  LETTER INCLUDES...


...news of Russian attacks on the French "...manning the furthest forward trench just 200 yards from the Redan and death or wounding of four men from shell fire!  An amputation performed without chloroform!  The heat and lack of water and rumours that the army will spend another winter in the trenches...".



Item reference: 3808

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