Crimean War: 1854-1856

Crimean War: 1854-1856

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by John Sweetman
     
 


This bitter war between Russia and Turkey, aided by Britain and France, was the setting for the stuff of legends. This book details the gallant yet suicidal Charge of the Light Brigade, now immortalised in film: in the words of Tennyson, 'Into the Valley of Death rode the Six Hundred'. It relates the reports made by the first real war correspondant, William…  See more details below

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This bitter war between Russia and Turkey, aided by Britain and France, was the setting for the stuff of legends. This book details the gallant yet suicidal Charge of the Light Brigade, now immortalised in film: in the words of Tennyson, 'Into the Valley of Death rode the Six Hundred'. It relates the reports made by the first real war correspondant, William Russell of the London Times - reports which served only to highlight the army's problems - and memorialises the heroic deeds of Florence Nightingale, who struggled to save young men from the most formidable enemy in the Crimean War: not the Russians, but cholera.

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Photographs, maps, and illustrations on every page detail a war that many Americans know little about, but which introduced or highlighted professions such as international war correspondence in the person of William Russell, and war time nursing especially through the work of Florence Nightingale. This slim text examines the war chronologically, with additional chapters throughout portraying the experiences of common soldiers and civilians, particularly women. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841761862
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Essential Histories Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,296,667
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

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John Sweetman, former head of Defence and International Affairs at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst ,and long-suffering supporter of Portsmouth F.C., is the author of numerous books and articles about the Crimean War including a biography of Lord Raglan.

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