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General Todleben's History of the Defence of Sebastopol, 1854?5: A Review
     

General Todleben's History of the Defence of Sebastopol, 1854?5: A Review

by William Howard Russell
 

The journalist William Howard Russell (1820-1907) is sometimes regarded as being the first war correspondent, and his reports from the conflict in the Crimea are also credited with being a cause of reforms made to the British military system. This 1865 book began as a review in The Times of the five-volume work of General Eduard Todleben (or Totleben), the military

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The journalist William Howard Russell (1820-1907) is sometimes regarded as being the first war correspondent, and his reports from the conflict in the Crimea are also credited with being a cause of reforms made to the British military system. This 1865 book began as a review in The Times of the five-volume work of General Eduard Todleben (or Totleben), the military engineer and Russian Army General, whose work in creating and continually adapting the land defences of Sevastopol in 1854-5 made him a hero and enabled the fortress to hold out against British bombardment for a whole year. Russell added extracts from the original book to his review, and enlarged his commentary on the Russian text, producing a thorough and accurate synthesis, but always highlighting the central importance of the Russian work to any student of the history of the Sevastopol siege.

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ISBN-13:
9781108044684
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/22/2012
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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