The Military History Society of NSW is for those interested in military history from ancient and modern times from NSW, Australia and the globe.

Upcoming lecture and guest speaker

The Military History Society of New South Wales Incorporated presents

The Grand Central Crimean Railway.

By Colin Kay, a Member of the Society 

Main street of Balaclava showing the railway, painting by William Simpson

Main street of Balaclava showing the railway, painting by William Simpson

This was the world’s first military railway built in 1855 during the Invasion of the Crimea by Great Britain and France.

There is a saying the longer the title the shorter the railway; this one grew to a total of 17 miles of track Its purpose was to supply ammunition and provisions to Allied soldiers engaged in the siege of Sevastopol.

While the Invasion of the Crimea is widely regarded as a disaster, this was an example of LOGOSTICS performed by people who knew exactly what they were doing and how to do it.

 

Saturday 4th August 2018, 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Carmichael Room, Level 1, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (SMSA), 280 Pitt Street, Sydney CBD

 

Although entry is free a gold coin donation is appreciated. RSVP is essential by Wednesday 1st August 2018 as numbers are restricted.

Call the President (Clinton Reilly) on 0418 671 582 or email rsvp@militaryhistorynsw.com.au

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Grand Central Crimean Railway

 

 

 

 

 

 

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