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The Crimean War

The Crimean War (Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Sweetman, John

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The bitter war between Russia and Turkey is recorded here. It details the gallant yet suicidal Charge of the Light Brigade and relates the reports made by the first war correspondant, William Russell. It also deals with the heroism of Florence Nightingale.

ISBN 9781841761862
Published 1 January 2001 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
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Series Essential Histories
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ISBN-13 9781841761862
ISBN-10 1841761869
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Publication Date 1 January 2001
International Publication Date 19 January 2001
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, illustrated edition
Edition illustrated edition
Author(s) By Sweetman, John
Series Essential Histories
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
European History
Battles & Campaigns
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 248mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 329g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Crimean War, 1853-1856
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 947.0738
Catalogue Code 251984

Description of this Book

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.

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Author's Bio

John Sweetman, former head of Defence and International Affairs at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and long-suffering supporter of Portsmouth F.C., is the author of numerous books and articles about the Crimean War including a biography of Lord Raglan.

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