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    Available in PDF Format | The Crimean War: 1854-1856 (Essential Histories).pdf | English
    John Sweetman(Author)
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 immortalised 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 correspondant, William Russell of the London Times - reports which served only to highlight the army's problems - and memorialises 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.

"A very useful resource, especially, but by no means exclusively, in school and college libraries...these books offer very useful standardised accounts and are presented in very attractive and approachable volumes."-"Reference Reviews --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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  • PDF | 96 pages
  • John Sweetman(Author)
  • Osprey Publishing; 1st Edition edition (19 Jan. 2001)
  • English
  • 2
  • History
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  • By Thespionic on 8 November 2013

    On this occasion the British joined their allies (France, Sardinia & Turkey) in a war to fight the Russians, who threatened the Turks. The Russians, rather surprisingly, were on a religious / Christian crusade at the time.The war lasted for two years and cost some 300,000 lives in total. Its place in British history is strong, throwing up the famous `Charge of the Light Brigade' and the `Lady of the Lamp' - Florence Nightingale. Whether this war actually achieved any lasting end is quite contentious?The individual accounts are once again fascinating, as are the illustrations and maps. The detail of all who `commanded' and their battle plans are very comprehensive. I especially enjoyed the sections on the 'female' contribution & involvement to the war effort. This is yet another excellent read from this first class series.

  • By Douglas P Hester on 23 May 2014

    I had little real knowledge of this war, I remember doing something about Florance Nightingale at school but that was all and in truth it was a long time ago. Anyway back to the book, it lays out the history of the war, in informative about the build up and road to war and details the key players and events like commanders and battles, if it lacks anything its the personnal stories but that is all.I enjoyed the book and found it very informative and will be looking to buy more in this series

  • By bob on 6 July 2014

    Just what I needed and arrived in perfect condition within a couple of days. Bob

  • By Tank1 on 15 January 2016

    Wonderful little book.

  • By Irish Girl on 27 September 2010

    The background to The Crimean War is well presented, the social comment balanced and fair however the actual battle details tend to be confusing necessitating frequent re visits to maps.

  • By E. Russell on 9 February 2010

    Pleasant and trouble free transaction. Book was exactly as described. Arrived within a week and as I am overseas, this was excellent service.

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