Florence Nightingale: born on May 12th, 1820.  Photograph: Getty Images

Of the 110,000 British soldiers who took part in the Crimean War between October 1853 and February 1856, about 2,700 were killed in battle, 2,000 othe(...)

William Howard Russell, the Dublin-born war correspondent, photographed in Crimea by Roger Fenton.

His epitaph in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral in London states: “The first and greatest war correspondent”. And while William Howard Russell, an Iri(...)

 Officers and men of the 8th Hussars, the ‘King’s Royal Irish’, circa 1855, during the Crimean War. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

On the calm morning of October 22nd, 1856, a train steamed into Dublin’s Kingsbridge station, and 1,500 soldiers alighted and began a march eas(...)