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15/10/18 — Review of The Charge of the Light Brigade 1968 movie added.

October 2018 — Twelve years ago this site would have been lost if it had not, thankfully, been adopted onto the website of the Crimean War Research Society, where it still exists, and where, hopefully, it will have a long life. I have now duplicated it here, with modified styling, as a reserve source so long as this site survives.

Old stuff

13/07/06 — More of The Panmure Papers (chapters XXV-XXVIII)
06/07/06 — More of The Panmure Papers (chapters XXI-XXIV)
01/07/06 — More of The Panmure Papers (chapters XVII-XX), and page numbers added to Panmure menu.
25/06/06 — More of The Panmure Papers (chapter XVI)
13/06/06 — More of The Panmure Papers (chapter XV)
11/06/06 — More of The Panmure Papers (chapter XIV)
06/06/06 — More of The Panmure Papers (chapter XIII)
03/06/06 — More of The Panmure Papers (chapter XII)
01/06/06 — More of The Panmure Papers (Appendix)
31/05/06 — More of The Panmure Papers (chapter XI)
29/05/06 — More of The Panmure Papers (chapter X)
26/05/06 — More of The Panmure Papers (chapter IX)
23/05/06 — More of The Panmure Papers (chapter VIII)
20/05/06 — More of The Panmure Papers (chapter VII)
17/05/06 — More of The Panmure Papers (chapter VI)
15/05/06 — More of The Panmure Papers (chapter V)
12/05/06 — New source - The Panmure Papers (chapters I to IV)
14/04/06 — New topic - The Middlesbrough Trophy Cannon.
16/03/06 — Cosmetic changes to appearance of some pages.
16/03/06 — Maps and some other general material moved from the Ben Smyth archive to the background section.

30/08/05 — New topic - Raglan Deluded on Sapoune.

08/10/04 — Major new source - The Ben Smyth / Kinglake archive, together with commentaries on the documents, maps, and indexes of people and places.

24/04/03 — New topic - Captain Nolan's mission to buy horses - the suddenness of his departure.
24/04/03 — New source - Letter dated 13th March 1854 from the Duke of Newcastle to Lord Stratford re Nolan's mission.
26/02/03 — New topic - Evidence and Belief - Captain Nolan's Final Moments.

21/12/02 — New look - Cosmetic changes are being made which will affect the appearance of some pages, particularly in respect of colour schemes. For the technically minded, I am in the process of implementing cascading style sheets, and am taking the opportunity to use only the recommended so-called browser-safe colours. The changes will gradually spread to all the pages of the site.

02/12/02 — Sources - Nolan's Cavalry: Its History & Tactics - started (links - courtesy of Dr M M Gilchrist)
02/12/02 — Sources - Nolan's The Training of Cavalry Remount Horses - completed (links - courtesy of Dr M M Gilchrist)
17/10/02 — New source - A story about Lord Cardigan from issue no. 1 of The News of the World, 1 Oct 1843
03/09/02 — New sources - Nolan's The Training of Cavalry Remount Horses - more (link - courtesy of Dr M M Gilchrist)
25/08/02 — New sources - Nolan's The Training of Cavalry Remount Horses - part 1 (link - courtesy of Dr M M Gilchrist)
23/07/02 — New sources - Last 2 chapters of Fanny Duberly's Journal - now complete (link - courtesy of Dr M M Gilchrist)
09/07/02 — New sources - First 4 chapters of Fanny Duberly's Journal (link - courtesy of Dr M M Gilchrist)
09/07/02 — New sources - Nolan biographical material (link - courtesy of Dr M M Gilchrist)
09/07/02 — Revised background - Nolan's biography corrected (my thanks to Dr M M Gilchrist)
10/01/02 — Zip files will be abandoned - too much trouble - text can be copied from the web page anyway.
10/01/02 — Frustrated source - Plan to include Panmure Papers put on hold - still in copyright
21/11/01 — New topic - The buoy that went bump in the night
21/11/01 — New sources - More Calthorpe - landings to the Alma
21/11/01 — New sources - Notes from a French map of the landings
21/11/01 — Revised sources - Map added to Kinglake, vol.2
21/07/01 — New sources - The Times obituary on Kinglake added
21/07/01 — Correction to French Order of Battle at the Alma
21/07/01 — Various minor typos corrected
29/11/00 — New sources - Chelsea Board of Generals Report (contributed by Megan Stevens)
20/11/00 — New sources - McNeill/Tulloch Report (contributed by Megan Stevens)
15/11/00 — Repaired broken links in recent additions
13/11/00 — New sources - Kinglake vol.I pp. v to xxxii :- Advertisements (Prefaces), and Sources of the Narrative
12/11/00 — New sources - Kinglake vol.II chapters VI to XII (Black Sea crossing and landings)
12/11/00 — New sources - Kinglake vol.II App. II (his correspondence with Captain Mends)
11/11/00 — Revised sources - All previous Kinglake extracts revised to show page numbers
10/11/00 — New sources - Mr Kinglake & the Quarterlys by An Old Reviewer (Abraham Hayward) (1863)
09/11/00 — New sources - A.W.Kinglake-A Biographical and Literary Study, by Rev. W.Tuckwell (1902)
08/11/00 — New topic - The Cardigan/Kinglake letters
07/11/00 — New sources - 10 more instalments of The Times review of Kinglake's book - now complete

November 2000 — After long neglect, for which I apologise, the site has now been slightly restructured. "Sources" is now subdivided into subcategories. This is intended to facilitate the addition of new material. It should also make searches easier. I hope that this will compensate for the small inconvenience of having to navigate additional layers of menus.

Even older stuff

03/04/99 — New sources - More letters and articles from The Times (contributed by Megan Stevens)
30/03/99 — New sources - More letters and leaders from The Times (contributed by Megan Stevens)
28/03/99 — New sources - More letters and leaders from The Times (contributed by Megan Stevens)
14/03/99 — New sources - More letters and leaders from The Times on the Commissariat (contributed by Megan Stevens)
13/03/99 — New sources - More letters and leaders from The Times on the Commissariat (contributed by Megan Stevens)
20/02/99 — New sources - Letters from The Times on the Commissariat and the Tulloch report (contributed by Megan Stevens)
10/01/99 — New topic, Mr Kinglake and the Press.
05/11/98 — Background - Potted biographies - Burgoyne, Campbell, Cathcart
31/10/98 — Background - Potted biographies - Hardinge, Cardigan, Estcourt, Maxse
17/10/98 — Background - Potted biographies - Lucan, Sir G Brown
14/10/98 — Background - Potted biographies - Raglan, Airey, Nolan, Kinglake
10/10/98 — New topic, The Phantom Staff Officer.
05/10/98 — New topic, The Maxse Letter.
05/10/98 — New topic, The Maxse Letter, an Appendix.
05/10/98 — New topic, The Recall of Lord Lucan.
26/09/98 — Background - orders of battle - the Russians at the Alma (new)
16/07/98 — New sources - Kinglake - The statements of Lord Lucan and Lord Cardigan
13/07/98 — Background - orders of battle - the French at the Alma (new)
04/07/98 — New topic, Lucan, Cardigan and Raglan's order by Colin Robins
04/07/98 — New topic, Cardigan v Calthorpe, by Tony Lucking
28/06/98 — New topic, The Charge in movies.
28/06/98 — Background - orders of battle - the British at the Alma (amended)
13/06/98 — New topic, I Troop at the Charge.
13/06/98 — Background - orders of battle - the British at the Alma (new)


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