The Crimean War


In Russia, defeat sowed the seeds of future revolution; in Britain, the mishandling of the war effort led to the fall of the government. Reports from the front line by the world's first war correspondent, William Howard Russell of The Times, hammered home the appalling arrogance of the aristocratic British officers and sparked a domestic move towards social reform. (3 x 50m)


1. The Reason Why

2. The Valley of Death

3. War and Peace