The National Army Museum Book of the Crimean War: The Untold Story

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Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 29, 2005 - History - 320 pages
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This book is based on unpublished material, from single letters by barely literate private soldiers to the voluminous correspondence of commander-in-chief Lord Raglan. The whole experience of fighting in the Crimea is captured here: the thrill of combat, the men's impressions of their allies--French, Turkish and Sardinian--the horrors of their first winter in the Crimea, the scandalously inadequate medical arrangements and the impact made by Florence Nightingale. Written by a leading authority in this field, this is a colorful, fresh account of one of nineteenth century's most famous conflicts.

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Alastair Massie is head of the department of archives at the National Army Museum.

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