Subscriber Essay: The Ottomans in the Crimean War

This week’s request asks about the Ottoman role in the 1853-1856 Crimean War:

Can you write a bit about the Ottomans during the Crimean War? I know the allied forces were mostly France, England, and a little bit of Piedmont-Sardinia, but I’ve never really heard much of what the Ottomans were doing, other than getting their navy annihilated by the Russian…

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