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Queen Victoria's support for the sick and wounded

The main hospital for the British army was at Scutari on the Bosphorus, where Florence Nightingale and her nurses were working. Queen Victoria took a personal interest in the welfare of the sick and wounded soldiers who were arriving there from the Crimea. She asked for items such as Windsor soap, beef tea, newspapers, magazines and books to be sent to the hospital for Florence Nightingale to distribute.  List of articles ordered to be sent to the care of Miss Nightingale, Scutari, by command of Her Majesty the Queen, 12 December 1854.