Crimean Memories Artefacts of the Crimean War

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This book is a broad comprehensive photographic essay regarding surviving artefacts of the Crimean War, fought 150 years ago between Russia and the combined power of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey. The authors have spent nearly two years locating and photographing artefacts in national museums, regimental museums, and private collections throughout Great Britain and Ireland. Each artefact is presented as a highly detailed colour photograph, shot from various angles with the researcher in mind, coming alive ...

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Overview

This book is a broad comprehensive photographic essay regarding surviving artefacts of the Crimean War, fought 150 years ago between Russia and the combined power of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey. The authors have spent nearly two years locating and photographing artefacts in national museums, regimental museums, and private collections throughout Great Britain and Ireland. Each artefact is presented as a highly detailed colour photograph, shot from various angles with the researcher in mind, coming alive from the page to the reader. Each photographic image is accompanied by detailed and informative text regarding physical properties, history, and specific origin. The photographs are catalogued under descriptive chapters introducing the British soldier's clothing, accoutrements, necessaries, camp equipment, and weapons, and each is accompanied by detailed and informative text regarding physical properties, history, and specific origin of the item. This definitive work will provide an invaluable resource for serious military researchers and historians.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780764332289
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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  • Posted January 27, 2010

    Superb Photography and Provocative Narrative

    "Crimean Memories" is an extremely fine piece of work-the artifact photography is superb, the captions are detailed, accurate, and informative, the lead-in chapters weave it together in a tapestry of historical excellence. The Crimean War itself is one that needs more attention, and this volume brings dignity and grace to the soldiers who so deserve it so very much. "Scholarly" and "beautiful" are but, two words that come to mind to describe this book. It is a great addition to any library shelf.

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