Crimean War

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When this book was first published in 1971 the opening paragraph of the blurb read:

“You could fill a library with books about the Crimean War, and that, paradoxically, is why this book has been written. For in this library you would find exhaustive histories, some reaching to several volumes; you would find biographies, commentaries, diaries and treatises written from this angle and from that – but you would not find a single concise volume, a straightforward and objective account of the war covering the ...

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Overview

When this book was first published in 1971 the opening paragraph of the blurb read:

“You could fill a library with books about the Crimean War, and that, paradoxically, is why this book has been written. For in this library you would find exhaustive histories, some reaching to several volumes; you would find biographies, commentaries, diaries and treatises written from this angle and from that – but you would not find a single concise volume, a straightforward and objective account of the war covering the peripheral theatres as well as the Crimean itself, giving all the fundamental facts, yet pleading no special cause. This book aims to fill that gap.”

Now, over thirty years later, that remains substantially true. The next paragraph began: “The battlefields round Sevastopol are at present inaccessible, even to Russian tourists.” Happily this is no longer true, and a number of agencies take tours to the battlefields of the Crimea. As the illustrations in this book were originally selected with the intention of making the reader familiar with the topography of the siege and the battles of Balaclava, Inkerman and the Chernaya, it will prove an invaluable asset to anyone visiting the Crimea.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844154494
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 12/27/2006
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents


Events Leading to the War     1
War on the Danube     10
War in Asia Minor     22
War in the Baltic     29
The Allies Prepare     38
The Alma     49
The Lost Chances     62
The Defence of Balaclava     73
The Russian Offensive at Inkerman     82
Administrative Difficulties     102
The Siege of Sevastopol     116
The End in Asia Minor     133
Naval Campaigns in the Baltic, the White Sea and the North Pacific     138
The End of the War     141
Appendices
Chronological Table     147
Bibliography     152
The British Cavalry, 1854-1900-1971     161
The British Infantry, 1854-1900-1971     163
British Orders of Battle, 1854-1855     169
French Orders of Battle     172
Russian Orders of Battle     173
Artillery in the Crimea     175
Index     177
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