The Military History Society of New South Wales Incorporated presents
LOCOMOTIVE OF WAR: CRIMEA 1855
How Britain built a railway to besiege Sevastopol
By Colin Kay
The world’s first military railway was built in 1855 during the invasion of Crimea by Great Britain and France, known subsequently as ‘Grand Central Crimean Railway’.
Growing to 17 miles of track, its purpose was to supply ammunition and provisions to Allied soldiers engaged in the highly engineered siege of Sevastopol. While the invasion of Crimea is widely regarded as a disaster, this was a case of logistics undertaken by experts who knew exactly what they were doing and how to do it.
Saturday 2 November 2019, 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Goulburn Room, Level 4, City of Sydney RSL, 561-567 George Street, Sydney
For further information call 0419 698 783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Although entry is free, a gold coin donation is appreciated.
Biography –Colin Kay