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Originally published as part of the Cassell’s series “British Battles on Land and Sea”, it presents the reader with an ...
Originally published as part of the Cassell’s series “British Battles on Land and Sea”, it presents the reader with an intriguing insight into how contemporary writers addressed their subject. They say the past is another country and that is certainly true in this instance.
The contrast between the contemporary Victorian view and the modern view reveals the huge gulf in attitudes. Mr. Grant’s work is clearly ‘of its time’ and reflects the attitudes of the day, which were unashamedly xenophobic, jingoistic and militaristic. It nonetheless repays the reader as it provides us with a unique window on the past and brings the long lost world of Victorian Imperialism into focus.
This collection contains primary sources on the Crimean War written by late Victorian military and history writer James Grant and first published in 1894 as part of the series British Battles on Land and Sea. They recount the bombardment of Odessa and Bomarsund, Alma, Balaclava, Inkerman, the final bombardment of Sebastopol, the Redan, the bombardment of Sweaborg, Kinburn, the close of the campaign, and the bombardment of Mohammerah.