Crimea: The Great Crimean War, 1854-1856

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St. Martin's Press, May 19, 2000 - History - 564 pages
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The Crimean War is one of history's most compelling subjects. It encompassed human suffering, woeful leadership and maladministration on a grand scale. It created a heroic myth out of the disastrous Charge of the Light Brigade and, in Florence Nightingale, it produced one of history's great heroes. New weapons were introduced; trench combat became a fact of daily warfare outside Sebastopol; medical innovation saved countless soldiers' lives that would otherwise have been lost. The war paved the way for the greater conflagration which broke out in 1914 and greatly prefigured the current situation in Eastern Europe.

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Mighty wars spring from unusual sources. Four major powers (Britain, France, and Turkey vs. Russia) went to war in 1854 over who should hold the front-door keys to the Church of the Nativity in ... Read full review

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Trevor Royle is a well-known, highly respected writer on the history of war and empire who has written many books. He is an Associate Editor of the Sunday Herald and he is a regular commentator on international affairs for BBC radio. He lives in Edinburgh.

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