The Crimean War (1853 – 1856) was a conflict between Russia and combined British, French and Ottoman Forces fought on the Black Sea and the Crimean peninsula. The Great Powers- Russia, Britain and France vied for territory in the declining Ottoman Empire and over rights for Christians in the Holy Land, then under Ottoman control. The war was also one of the first modern wars, featuring the use of railways, telegrams and photography. British photographer Roger Fenton became one of the world’s first war photographers, documenting scenes of military personnel and encampments during 1855.
Photographs from the Crimean War by Roger Fenton: http://dpo.st/1gyukGt