Hello and welcome,
Now I do not consider myself much of a story writer, not at all compared to most on here. But I have decided to undertake this AAR for several reasons. A) I am desperate to continue writing narrative, and seeing that my 'AAR in Waiting' 'An American in Paris' has come to a stop early on due to writers block, I have decided to undertake something a little more factual. B) This period of history I am to delve into, I feel, is lacking in the minds of many as to its importance and flavour.
So, I will endevour to write, albeit it very slowly (I can't promise updates for much less than evcery two or three weeks most probably until the summer), through the eyes of French, Turkish and of course British soldiers and sailors, the experiences of fighting in the Crimean War of 1854-1856 and some of the politicans back in Paris and London. This will not be an ahistorical narrative, and I hope meely to put words to the history, as this has, as far as I am aware, never been done apart from the film 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' which, although being reasonably accurate, only took events up to the Battle of Balaklava. Several famous lines from the Crimea still exists, mainly due to the tireless work of William Howard Russell who will feature as a main character in this AAR.
I intend to have the first update out soon, at least by the weekend, but as I said, I cannot promise any regularity in my updating after that. Until then...