Battle Of Alma
The Battle of the Alma (20 September 1854), which is usually considered the first battle of the Crimean War (1853–1856), took place just south of the River Alma in the Crimea. An Anglo-French force under General St. Arnaud and Lord Raglan defeated General Menshikov's Russian army, which lost around 6,000 troops.
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... During the battle, the First battalion of Zouaves lost 222 men, the Second battalion 74 men and the Third battalion 63 men ... In the United Kingdom "Alma", as a girls' name, became popular as a result of the victory ... In Paris, Pont de l'Alma is a bridge over the River Seine and other French streets are named after the battle ...
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