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Mrs Duberlys War

30 Jul Mrs Duberly's journal is one of the most vivid eye-witness accounts we have of the Crimean War. Fanny Duberly, then aged 25, accompanied her husband to the Crimea in , and remained there until the end of the fighting, the only officer's wife to remain throughout the entire campaign. She survived the. 29 Apr An excerpt from Frances Duberly's diary of the Crimean War. Mrs Duberly's journal is one of the most vivid eye-witness accounts we have of the Crimean War. Fanny Duberly, then aged 25, accompanied her husband to the Crimea in , and remained there until the end of the fighting, the only officer's wife to remain throughout the entire campaign. She survived the severe winter of.

Being so close to the front line in one of the first "modern" wars, Mrs Duberly differed from many of her compatriots back home in comprehending the reality of war. When her husband asked if she wanted to view the aftermath of the Battle of Inkerman, she told him she could not as "the thought of it made me shutter [sic] and. 31 Mar Helen Rappaport and Christine Kelly evoke the harsh lives of the forgotten women in the Crimean campaign in No Place for Ladies and Mrs Duberly's War, says Andrea Wulf. 5 Apr Until now, William Howard Russell, who arrived later in the Crimea to report for the Times, has taken the credit for being the first modern war reporter and whistle -blower on the grisly conditions. However, a new edition of Mrs Duberly's Journal should correct that. First published in , it alerted the British.

18 Jun “The past is a another country, they do things differently there” – so wrote L P Hartley at the beginning of The Go-Between, and the truth of that famous opening line is driven home over and over again as you read Mrs Duberly's War. Fanny Duberly was the wife of Captain Henry Duberly, Paymaster of the. "In Fanny Duberly accompanied her husband to the Crimea, and remained there until the end of the fighting - she was the only officer's wife to witness the entire campaign." "Mrs Duberly survived the severe winter of , witnessed the battle of Balaklava and the charge of the Light Brigade, and rode through the .

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