The History of Leith

August 8, 2006

Battle of Inkermann

The introduction to the ballad begins: ‘The Battle of Inkermann, fought and conquered by the Allied Troops–British, French, Sardinians and Turks, on the 5th November 1854, will ever stand on the memory of the present generation’. The ballad’s first line runs: ‘Sebastapol lay shrouded in thick November’s gloom’. The sheet was printed almost three years after the battle, by the Poet’s Box of Glasgow, and cost one penny. for more click here

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