Crimean War: soldiers drilling

#Picture Number HS161

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Victorian illustration to download showing a contingent of Rifle Volunteers drilling before embarkation to the Crimea. They have to run in close order to a designated spot, and then quickly form a defensive square. This scene was sketched in 1854 at the parade ground at Portsmouth. In the background is the Garrison Chapel.