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Crimean War 1854-1856, The

by Osprey

Category: Historical Books
Genre: Book - Reference - Historical, Book - Reference - Military
Product Line: Essential Histories - 1500 - 1900 A.D.
Author: John Sweetman
Publish Date: 2001
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7x10x.3"
In Print: Yes
Condition: VG+    
Condition Note: notated
NKG part # Mfg. part # Type Condition
2147880177 OSPESS002 ESS2 Softcover VG+

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 immortalized 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 correspondent, William Russell of the London Times - reports which served only to highlight the army's problems - and memorializes 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.

Contents:

Chronology
Background to war: Panorama of the conflict
Warring sides: Opposing forces
Outbreak: A just war
The fighting: The clash of arms
Portrait of a soldier: Captain Lewis Edward Nolan
Portrait of a civilian: Women at war
How the war ended: Guns fall silent
Conclusion and consequences: Counting the cost

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