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Battle Name : Bomarsund

Date(s) : 08 August 1854 - 15 August 1854

Part of : The Crimean War ,

Outcome : A victory for British and French Forces over Russian Forces

Type of battle : Land


As part of the allied campaign in the Baltic the Royal Navy landed ten thousand French and one thousand British troops. The initial landing party of the British and a brigade of French marines were to the north of the city and the bulk of the force followed up with a landing to the south of the city. By the 13th August the allies had their guns in place and the bombardment from land and sea began. Assaults on the main forts by both French and British troops resulted in the surrender of the city on the 15th August.