We are off to Wexford to peruse the Crimean war memorial there. Florence Nightingale said of the war “Beggars in the streets of London were at that time leading the lives of princes, compared to the life of our soldiers in the Crimea when I arrived on the scene with thirty-six nurses”. Tennyson in his famous poem said “Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die”.
What a terrible time it must have been!
Photographer: Irish Tourism Association Photographer
Collection: Irish Tourism Association Photographic Collection
NLI Ref: NPA ITA 1589 (Box VIII)
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