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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017 | Licence: All Rights Reserved
Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017 | Licence: All Rights Reserved

Military manoeuvres at Virginia Water

5th July 1853

George B. Campion

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Title

Military manoeuvres at Virginia Water

Date

5th July 1853

Description

During 1853, war between Russia and Turkey appeared inevitable. Such a war would destabilise the Near East and interrupt British trade routes to India, and the British army prepared for involvement in the conflict. In July 1853 the Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, Grenadier Guards and 42nd Highlanders practised their military skills at Virginia Water in Windsor Great Park. From a boat on the lake, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert watched a pontoon bridge being constructed.

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Location

Virginia Water Lake, Windsor, Surrey, England

Country

Continent

Location Accuracy

Pinpoint

Category

Credits

Image Credit

Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

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