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By Sweetman, John
The port of Balaclava was crucial in maintaining the supply lines for the Allied siege of Sevastapol. The Russian attack in October 1854 therefore posed a major threat to the survival of the Allied cause. This book examines in detail the crucial battle of Balaclava, including: th ...
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First published in 1999, this book explores how, from the stone bridges of neoclassicism which soar out of wild woods to span pastoral valleys to the post-1750 engineer's bridge with its links to the more industrial landscape, the bridge was a popular feature in painting througho ...
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By Sweetman, John; Series edited by Haskell, Francis; Penny, Nicholas
How Islamic artistic traditions and European ideas of Islam affected the visual arts of the west.
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All too many historians have dismissed FitzRoy James Henry Somerset, first Baron Raglan, as at best, an indifferent and, at worst, an incompetent on the basis of his association with the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade.
Yet as this long overdue biography of a pivotal mili ...
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This title was first published in2000: The bridge was a popular feature in painting throughout the period from 1700 to 1920, but why did so many artists choose to portray the structures? This study traces the history of the bridge in painting and printmaking through a range of wo ...
The daring Dambusters raid on 17 May 1943, when a special force of British Avro Mark III Lancasters attacked and destroyed the Eder Dams in Germany, was one of the iconic moments of the Second World War. This title tells the story behind the attack.
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