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Face of the Day: Russians Holiday On The Crimea’s Seized Beaches

WHAT did you do in the war, dad?

Russian tourists enjoy a Black Sea beach about 35 kms (22 miles) from Yalta, Crimea, Sunday, June 15, 2014. When Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea earlier this year, it regained not only harbors for its navy and abandoned Ukrainian military bases but also long stretches of pebble beaches that were the summer destination of choice for millions of Soviet citizens. The Kremlin is hoping to attract tourists to Crimea, which Russia annexed in March, by asking state-controlled companies to send their employees on free vacation trips.(AP Photo/Andrew Lubimov)


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Date: 15/06/2014

Posted: 18th, June 2014 | In: Photojournalism, Reviews | Comment

1916 Crimea Photo: Sergeant James Mustard Last Survivor Of The Charge Of The Light Brigade at The Battle of Balaclava

FLASHBACK to January 1 1912:

Sergeant James Mustard (80), formerly of the 17th Lancers, flanked by two serving members of the regiment. Mustard (who died on 4th Feb 1916) was the last survivor of the 17th Lancers who took part in the charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava in 1854.

The Crimean War began, in 1854. Russia lost.


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The Times’ War correspondent William Russell was there to report on the carnage:

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Posted: 2nd, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism | Comment