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Eyewitness Accounts Battles of The Crimean War


Eyewitness Accounts Battles of The Crimean War

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    Sir William H Russell(Author)
The allied expeditionary force landed on the beaches of Calamita Bay, on the south-west coast of the Crimean Peninsula, in September 1854. The campaign that followed would create such iconic figures as the nurses Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole, and iconic images such as the Thin Red Line of the 93rd Highlanders at the Battle of Balaclava and the Charge of the Light Brigade.

Reporting it all was William Howard Russell, special correspondent of The Times. Russell’s articles, transmitted back to Britain by electric telegraph, shocked the public and made him world famous. This book reprints Russell’s vivid accounts of the battlefields of the Alma, Sevastopol, Balaclava and Inkerman.

Sir William H. Russell CVO is considered to be one of the world’s first war correspondents. He spent 22 months in the field covering the Crimean War for The Times. He died in 1907.

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  • By chrstopher h white on 21 September 2014

    Excellent account of major incidents told in delightful Victorian English sometimes a little long-winded. Pulls no punches regarding the performance of the commanders of the British contingent many of whom had no useful military experience beyond a weekly mess dinner. Appalling record of the casualties on both sides. This was probably the first wake-up call the British public had ever had regarding the incompetence of the army command structure, and will have led to the emergence of commanders with competence rather than posh social contacts.

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