In November 1854 an Anglo‐French force was besieging Sebastopol in the Crimea. On 5 November a Russian army under Menshikov attacked at Inkerman. Despite having superior numbers, perhaps 50,000 to 15,000 allies, the Russian attacks were badly co‐ordinated. The arrival of allied reinforcements eventually forced the Russians to withdraw, having lost about 12,000 men to the allies' 3,400.
Subjects: British History.