Firing the Tower Guns for the Great Victory in the Crimea, 1854. Cannons are fired in the Tower of London to celebrate the Russian defeat in the Crimean War. '"The Tower Guns" were fired from the new Saluting Battery, between the Chapel and the Waterloo Barracks...At six o'clock on Monday morning the inhabitants of London were aroused from their slumbers to find that the happy news of victory was not all a dream. From the Tower at the east end, and from St. James's-park at the west, the cannons' roar announced the joyful fact that success had attended our arms...At the corner of every street were to be seen eager groups of men and women literally devouring the copious reports of the war which the newspapers had provided for them, and discussing...the details of the conflict from which the Allied forces had just come out victorious'. From "Illustrated London News", 1854.
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