The Battle Of The Alma

Published on 20/09/2020

The Battle Of The Alma

166 years ago today was The Battle Of The Alma, which ourselves along with pubs in Wandsworth, Worcester and Windsor have been named after.

The Battle of the Alma was a battle in the Crimean War between an allied expeditionary force (made up of French, British, and Egyptian forces) and Russian forces defending the Crimean Peninsula on 20 September 1854. The allies had made a surprise landing in Crimea on 14 September. The allied commanders, Maréchal Jacques Leroy de Saint-Arnaud and Lord Raglan, then marched toward the strategically important port city of Sevastopol, 45 km (28 mi) away. Russian commander Prince Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov rushed his available forces to the last natural defensive position before the city, the Alma Heights, south of the Alma River.