The Crimean War: Then and Now

The Crimean War: Then and Now

by David R Jones


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Following repeated visits to the Crimea over a number of years, Dr David Jones, with the help of local guides, was able to identify and photograph every important location related to one of the nineteenth century’s most deadliest conflicts. These have been set besides original paintings and photographs to produce a collection of the most fascinating images ever seen of the Crimean War.

The locations of the great battles of the Alma, Balaklava, Inkerman and the Allied batteries and encampments of the siege lines in front of Sevastopol are all presented in glorious full color.

With detailed explanations of the significance of each set of images, placed within the context of the war, The Crimean War Then and Now provides the reader with an unprecedented visual record. Dr Jones’ major work is certain to be regarded as the definitive pictorial study of the war in the Crimea.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848324916
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 01/23/2018
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

DAVID R JONES is an amateur historian with a keen interest in the Crimean War. This interest led to several visits to the Crimea to walk the battlefields and stand in the footsteps of those photographers and artists who recorded the scenes. Born in Birmingham in the UK, he was raised in nearby Dudley before attending the universities of Hull, Exeter and Keele to study botany and then plant diseases. His professional career has been as a plant pathologist specialising in the problems of banana. He has retired to Jervis Bay on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 Invasion: The Landings at Kalamita Bay 1

Chapter 2 The Battle of the Alma: An Allied Victory on the Road to Sevastopol 13

Chapter 3 The March from the Alma to Balaklava: A Rethink of Strategy 44

Chapter 4 Balaklava: The British Army's Supply Port in the Crimea 56

Chapter 5 The Battle of Balaklave: The Russians go on the Offensive 95

Chapter 6 Kadikoi: The Inner Line of Defence Before Balaklava 120

Chapter 7 The Battle of Inkerman: Carnage on the Heights above the Chernaya 137

Chapter 8 The Cavalry Camp and St George's Monastery 168

Chapter 9 British Army Headquarters in the Crimea: Finding Raglan's Command Centre 184

Chapter 10 A Winter of Discontent: The Initial Unsuccessful Struggle to take Sevastopol 194

Chapter 11 Sevastopol Falls! Victory Finally Achieved 222

Chapter 12 Cathcart's Hill: Infantry Camps and Views of Sevastopol 258

Chapter 13 The Valley of the Shadow of Death: Images of Round Shot on Roads 287

Chapter 14 The Fall of Sevastopol Until the End of Occupation 294

Chapter 15 Sevastopol City and the South Harbour after the Siege 319

Chapter 16 The Karabelnaya, Roadstead and Sea Forts 338

Appendix 1 Profiles of the principal artists whose work appears in this publication 363

Appendix 2 Ariel image maps 372

Sourcew of Information and Additional Reading 374

Index 376

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