On 5 November 1854 the Russians marched out of the besieged city of Sevastopol to throw off the allied British and French forces by mounting a joint attack with their troops from outside the city. Despite outnumbering their enemies five to one the Russians failed to achieve victory in what looked to be almost a foregone conclusion. The third major action of the Crimean War (following Alma and Balaclava), the battle fought in heavy fog at Inkerman proved to be a testament to the skill and initiative of the individual men and officers of the British Army of the day.
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Table of Contents
Origins of the War/Opposing Armies/Opposing Commanders · Opposing Plans/The Battle/Aftermath/Chronology/The Battlefield Today/A Guide to Further Reading/Orders of Battle/Wargaming the Battle of Inkerman