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The name of Alma Bridge in Paris is related to the events that took place in Ukraine

1853-1856 the Crimean peninsula in the south of Ukraine became the battlefield of the Crimean War. Here the interests of Russia clashed with a coalition of France, Britain and Turkey.

In September 1854 a bloody battle at the Alma River ended with the victory of the British-led coalition army. After the battle, however, the commander of the British troops Duke of Cambridge noted, that “another such battle and Britain will have no army”. The name of one of the bridges in Paris refers to this battle.