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  Sebastopol, California (CA) - Community profile, events, history, businesses, forum
Sebastopol, California is beautiful small town in Sonoma County, the heart of wine country.
Sebastopol is a short drive from the Pacific Ocean and windswept beaches of Bodega Bay.
Sebastopol's average rainfall is 36 inches per year, and general climate is moderate.
sebastopolcalifornia.net   (736 words)

 ::1942 Siege of Sebastopol::
The Siege of Sebastopol took place in 1942, after the Russian failure to re-take Kharkov.
The Germans had to take Sebastopol if they were to fulfill their aim in completing the southern arm of Operation Barbarossa - taking the oil fields of the Middle East.
Five German divisions were assigned the task of blockading Sebastopol from the land side and were supported in the air by VIII Fliegerkorps and Luftflotte IV.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /1942_siege_of_sebastopol.htm   (787 words)

 Garry Kilworth - Historical War Novels
The year is 1855 and the port of Sebastopol is still under siege by the allies with the Russians putting up a vigorous defence.
The British attack, when it does come, is ill-planned and ill-advised, ending in total disaster and forcing Crossman to bear witness to the wholesale massacre of his fellow soldiers.
Recovering from their successful first battle against the Russians, the bloody Battle of Alma, the British, French and Turkish allied troops are spread thinly between the city of Sebastopol, fiercely defended by the Russians, and the Balaclava harbour to the south.
garry-kilworth.com /historicalwar.php   (1148 words)

 SIEGE OF SEBASTOPOL 1854-55: Journal of the Operations Co...
SIEGE OF SEBASTOPOL 1854-55: Journal of the Operations Co...
Sebastopol is one of the classic sieges of all time.
Part I: Sets the siege of Sebastopol in the context of the war as a whole from the Invasion of the Crimea to the close of the Winter Campaign 1854-55.
www.naval-military-press.com /books/titles/6667.htm   (283 words)

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As the siege of Louisburg was one of the most remarkable events that ever the inhabitants of New England were engaged in, Grandfather endeavored to give his auditors a lively idea of the spirit with which they set about it.
Lay siege to the church, burst in the doors, drag out the beautiful girl, save her from the judges, save her from the priests, dismantle the cloister, burn the bishop in his palace--all this we will do in less time than it takes for a burgomaster to eat a spoonful of soup.
Already numbers of the citizens whose houses were furnished as if for a siege, having nothing more to do, donned their festive clothes and directed their course towards the city gate, in order to be the first to signal or see the cortege.
www.thefreelibrary.com /bs.asp?ss=text&s=Siege   (1128 words)

 Alfred Ablett (VC) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ablett was 25 years old, and a Private in the 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards when the deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 2 September 1855 during the siege of Sebastopol, Crimea, a burning shell fell into a trench containing two cases of ammunition.
Private Ablett at once realising the danger to which all were exposed, seized the shell in his hands and threw it over the parapet, where it immediately exploded as it touched the ground, but not a man was touched.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alfred_Ablett   (201 words)

It was not till 1880 that h assumed the name of Pitt-Rivers, on inheriting the Dorsetshir and Wiltshire estates of his great-uncle, the second Lord Rivers Educated at Sandhurst, he received a commission in th Grenadier Guards in 1845, being captain 1850, lieutenant colonel 1857, colonel 1867, major-general 1877 and lieutenant general 1882.
He served in the Crimean War, and was a the Alma and the siege of Sebastopol.
His talent fo experimental research was utilized in investigation into mprovements of the army rifle, and he was largely responsible or starting the Hythe School of Musketry.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /P/PI/PITT_RIVERS_AUGUSTUS_HENRY_LANE_FOX.htm   (354 words)

 City of Sebastopol - History
The town of Sebastopol formed in the 1850’s with a U.S. Post Office and as a small trade center for the farmers in the surrounding agricultural region.
The name of Sebastopol first came into use in the late 1850’s as a result of a prolonged and lively fistfight in the newly formed town, which was likened to the long British siege of the Russian seaport of Sevastopol during the then-raging Crimean War.
The apple industry brought a steady rural prosperity to the town and Sebastopol was incorporated in 1902 with schools, churches, hotels, canneries, mills, wineries, and an opera house to its credit.
www.ci.sebastopol.ca.us /history.shtml   (344 words)

 A History of The Nations and Empires Involved and a Study of the Events Culminating in The Great Conflict By Logan ...
Among the most interesting phases of nineteenth-century history is that of the conflict between Russia and Turkey, a struggle for dominion that came down from the preceding centuries, and still seems only temporarily laid aside for final settlement in the years to come.
Their purpose in this movement was the capture of the fortress of Sebastopol and the destruction of the Russian fleet in its harbor.
At length, as the hour of noon struck on September 8th, the attack, of which this play of artillery was the prelude, began, the French assailing the Malakoff, the British the Redan, these being the most formidable of the defensive works of the town.
www.nalanda.nitc.ac.in /resources/english/etext-project/history/eigic/chapter16.html   (1828 words)

 Battery B, 4th U.S. Light Artillery - The Crimean War: Balaclava to Inkerman
After much travail the heavy guns and siege equipment were hauled onto the plateau outside Sebastopol, nearby houses were ripped apart to provide gun platforms suitable for the rocky terrain.
The French, however were not prepared to assault the defenses of Sebastopol and by the next morning the Russians had effected remarkable repairs to their fortifications.
The Siege of Sebastopol continued in the aftermath of Balaclava, the heavy guns pounding the town's defenses, but it seemed to some observers that the more punishment they took the stronger the defenses became.
www.batteryb.com /Crimean_War/crimea_part2.html   (4136 words)

 Cable Plough & The Electric Telegraph
In September, the British and French armies landed on a beach north of Sebastopol, and began the march southwards to their objective.
Throughout the winter of 1854/55 the siege of Sebastopol dragged on, but the cable could not be buried until the ground had thawed in February, for a start to be made.
Sebastopol finally fell to the allied armies on September 8th 1855, after savage fighting; this event being duly reported by the telegraph to London and Paris.
www.army.mod.uk /royalsignalsmuseum/PostalCovers/CablePlough.htm   (469 words)

 Gortschakoff's General Order, 1855   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The defence of Sebastopol during 349 days is superior to Borodino, and when the enemy entered Moscow in that great year of 1812, they only found heaps of stones and ashes.
Likewise it is not Sebastopol which we have left them, but the burning ruins of the town which we ourselves set fire to, having maintained the honor of the defence in such a manner that our great-grandchildren may recall the remembrance thereof with pride to all posterity.
Sebastopol kept us chained to its walls; with its fall we acquire freedom of movement, and a new war commences, a war in the open field, that most congenial to the Russian soldier.
www.hillsdale.edu /Personal/Stewart/war/19e/Crimea/1855-Gortshakoff.htm   (911 words)

 Broadside ballad entitled 'The Sebastopol Fashions'
France and Britain, declared war in an attempt to prevent Russian expansion, as Russia was seeking to control the Dardanelles and Britain's Mediterranean sea routes.
Sebastopol, the Russian-held principal city in the area, was besieged and finally fell to the French and British on 11 September 1855.
The intentional irony of 'Sebastopol Fashions' is that as a city under siege, Sebastopol would have experienced terrible hardships and shortages, and life there would have been quite unlike the luxurious picture painted by the song.
www.nls.uk /broadsides/broadside.cfm/id/16548   (257 words)

 The Siege of Balaclava
A deep gloom settled over the camp, partly caused by regret at the loss of so many brave fellows at the battle of Inkerman, and partly from the conviction that the siege must be raised.
The thinking part of us look forward with alarm to the idea of spending a winter in this place, as our stores are already beginning to run short, and the roads are in such a state that the commissariat have the greatest difficulty in bringing our food from Balaclava.
There is no blinking the fact that we who are besieging Sebastopol are ourselves a besieged army, and live in a constant state of alarm lest our rear should be attacked.
www.scholars.nus.edu.sg /landow/victorian/history/crimea/balasiege.html   (1255 words)

 The Siege of Sebastopol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Up to the time of the Trent's departure the siege and bombardment were going on with regularity and success.
So heavy had been the fire of the besieging batteries, and so terrible was the loss of life in the town of Sebastopol, that the air was reported to be tainted by the number of unburned dead.
Having accomplished the prodigious labor of conveying the heavy guns and ammunition, and opening a successful fire on Sebastopol, the reduction of the place is considered only a question of time, and the operations are carried on with comparatively small loss to the allied forces.
www.victorianweb.org /history/crimea/siege.html   (358 words)

 The First British Official Historians
Each volume was written by an officer who had participated in the siege and had access to the official documents as well as published French and Russian sources and the personal recollections of others who had been present.
A more serious failure, particularly in view of the fact that this official history was written for the express purpose of acquiring practical military knowledge, was the inability of the authors to agree on the fundamental lessons of the war.
The official history of the siege of Sebastopol was forthright in its criticisms of allied strategy and correctly emphasized the difficulties arising from a divided command.
www.warchronicle.com /britain/first_officials.htm   (4266 words)

 Amazon.com: The Sebastopol Sketches (Penguin Classics): Books: Leo Tolstoy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The young Tolstoy took part in the defence of Sebastopol (1854-55) during the Crimean War, and these sketches (parts of which were written under fire) record his impressions of the drama and tumult of war.
The first sketch, "Sebastopol in December" was published anonymously and attracted the attention of Tsar Alexander II and Turgenev.
"Sebastopol in May" is more ambitious and more ambiguous, recording the experiences of a group of Russian officers during an attack by the Allies on the 4th bastion of the defences, a position dreaded by everyone on the Russian side.
www.amazon.com /Sebastopol-Sketches-Penguin-Classics/dp/0140444688   (2064 words)

 The Royal Scots, The Royal Regiment, Victoria Cross Awards
Queen Victoria instituted a new award, the Victoria Cross, made from the bronze of Russian guns captured after the siege of Sebastopol in 1855.
It is given for exceptional gallantry by individuals in the face of the enemy and the honour is the same for all ranks.
On the 11th August, 1855, before Sebastopol, by leaving the utmost advanced Trench, and carrying a soldier of the 95th Regt.
www.aboutscotland.com /theroyalscots/honsawards.html   (1213 words)

 ART / 4 / 2DAY
— The 'Diamond' Battery at the Siege of Sebastopol, 15 December 1854 (1855, 32x38cm) _ A scene during the bombardment of Sebastopol, behind the battery where members of the frigate HMS Diamond are positioned.
On 18 October 1854 Peel was at the siege of Sebastopol and his was the first act of bravery that would lead to awarding of VCs for him and his ADC Edward St. John Daniel in the first list of citations.
— The Fall of Sebastopol (1857; 376x715pix, 25kb) _ detail 1 (874x958pix, 58kb) _ detail 2 (876x958pix, 72kb) _ The fall of Sebastopol to the allied forces on 08 September 1855 was a crucial step towards the end of military action in the Crimea, which finally ceased in March 1856.
www.safran-arts.com /42day/art/art4oct/art1028.html   (4995 words)

 LemaireSoft's Karl heavy mortar of   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The photo was taken in 1942 during the siege of Sebastopol, at a time when it was forbidden to publish a wider view of the weapon.
It gave them plenty of time to gather around it the most formidable siege artillery of the war (besides the Karl and many smaller weapons, there was the Dora, which dwarfed any other guns).
After the fall of Sebastopol, their only other engagement was Warsaw, after that the Polish insurrection had broken off on August 1, 1944.
www.lemaire.happyhost.org /armes/artillerie/5388.html   (736 words)

 WriteAntiques: 12/06/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In 1815, the Tory government of Lord Liverpool increased the stamp duty to 4d but unable to stop the rise in the number of unstamped publications, the law lords were forced to remove the duty and the 1d newspaper was born in June 1855.
A group of four to a John Stewart of the 71st Foot comprised a Crimea medal with a Sebastopol clasp, an Indian Mutiny medal with a Central India clasp, a long service and good conduct medal and the Turkish Crimea Sardinian issue medal which were together estimated at £500-600.
A pair to William Lute, 1st Battalion Royals, included a Crimea medal with clasps for Alma, Balaclava and Sebastopol, together with the Turkish Crimea medal which was estimated a £200-300, while the going rate for a single Crimea medal with Sebastopol clasp to a named recipient was £120-150, or £60-80 to an anonymous recipient.
writeantiques.blogspot.com /2005_06_12_writeantiques_archive.html   (1364 words)

 Sonoma County's coastline in bloom
Sebastopol, the hub of West Sonoma County, has been traditionally known for its Gravenstein apples, though the orchards are being replaced by vineyards and housing.
Soon wisecracks were being made about the town’s own little "Siege of Sebastopol," and the name stuck.
Travelers who turn onto the Bohemian Highway at Freestone are immediately treated to the sight of a nursery, wondrous for its variety of flowers, while across the "highway," which is more like a small town’s mainstreet, is the renowned Osmosis day spa, (707 823-8231) where travelers can stop for enzyme baths and professional massages.
www.coastaltraveler.com /sonoma/spr05_sonomacoast.html   (2373 words)

 BHC0634 : The 'Diamond' Battery at the Siege of Sebastopol, ...
The 'Diamond' Battery at the Siege of Sebastopol, 15 December 1854
A scene on 15 December 1854 during the bombardment of Sebastopol.
On 18 October 1854 Peel was at the siege of Sebastopol and his was the first act of bravery that would lead to awarding of VCs for him and his ADC Edward St John Daniel in the first list of citations.
www.nmm.ac.uk /mag/pages/mnuExplore/PaintingDetail.cfm?letter='&ID=BHC0634   (564 words)

 CNN - Almanac - October 17, 1996
On Monday, October 21, the International Conference on Ozone Protection Technologies opens in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, October 22, a conference on the Impact of European Unity on the Economics of the Arab World is scheduled to be held in Cairo in conjunction with the Arab League.
In 1346, David II of Scotland, attempting a military diversion on behalf of Philip VI to relieve the siege of Calais, was wounded and captured by Edward III.
In 1854, the siege of Sebastopol (Sevastopol) began in which 60,000 troops besieged and 11 months later took the main Russian naval base of the Black Sea fleet.
www.cnn.com /almanac/9610/17   (704 words)

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