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1855  CRIMEAN WAR ENTIRE FROM 'CAMP BEFORE SEBASTOPOL', addressed to Ireland "via Marseilles" and franked by a Strip of Three 1d Red-Brown, SG 29, tied by a fine London Triple '43' numeral cancellation.  INTERESTING CONTENT  which includes news of...

1855  CRIMEAN WAR ENTIRE FROM 'CAMP BEFORE SEBASTOPOL', addressed to Ireland "via Marseilles" and franked by a Strip of Three 1d Red-Brown, SG 29, tied by a fine London Triple '43' numeral cancellation.  INTERESTING CONTENT  which includes news of...


...two escapes by his men from shells exploding in the trenches, one exploding next to a man, tearing his clothing off and leaving him stunned but  otherwise unharmed - the huge explosion of a magazine in the French trenches caused by a Russian shell which killed or wounded 400 men; also the British bombardment of Sebastopol and Russian defences and the presentation of a Russian Sword looted by French Troops from the Dead!



Item reference: 4038

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