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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2017 12:26 p.m. PST

…in the Crimea.

"The very least a soldier expects when sent on a campaign is to be fed, clothed and given the necessary equipment to carry out their mission. Without these basics of survival, combat becomes even more difficult than it might already be. Yet one of the most successful armies of the nineteenth century, the British, could not provide these necessities for their own troops fighting in the Crimean War (1853-1856). The failures were so terrible and so avoidable that it became something of a national scandal…"
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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2017 12:41 p.m. PST

I'm sorry. When you discuss British supply failures, it's important to specify which war in the title. (Same thing with "Americans Send in Untrained Troops:" we need to sort out Camden, Bladensburg, First Manassas and Task Force Smith.)

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2017 2:12 p.m. PST


VVV reply05 Jun 2017 11:44 p.m. PST

Yep, supplying troops is not a given.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2017 10:31 a.m. PST

The tittle said "Crimea"… (smile)


mrinku06 Jun 2017 2:31 p.m. PST

The specific scandal was mentioned in the text. I don't think you really need it in the title – that's just a teaser.

The dates also gave that away. The Crimean logistics scandal was huge, and directly led to major reform.

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