How to look for records of... Crimean War records
How can I view the records covered in this guide?
This is a guide to looking for records of the Crimean War at The National Archives. The war took place between 1853 and 1856 and involved an alliance between the British, French and Ottoman Empires with the Kingdom of Sardinia against Russia.
This is not a guide to records of individual service but rather to operational and policy records.
What do I need to know before I start?
Crimean War records tend to be complicated, involving information from different departments. A decision could have been taken by the Foreign Office (FO), discussed by commanders in the area and carried out by the Army (WO) and Navy (ADM).