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a war (1853-56) over the domination of SE Europe, in which Great Britain, France, Turkey, and Sardinia defeated Russia
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Crimean War - Cultural Definition
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- Florence Nightingale came to prominence through her nursing service during the Crimean War. The poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade,” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, describes a battle in that war.