CRIMEAN BLUNDER: THE STORY OF WAR WITH RUSSIA A HUNDRED YEARS AGO.

By: Gibbs, Peter.

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297 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "The Crimean War was a little war, a seemingly unimportant war which England entered - as Trevelyan wrote - for no better reason than that she was bored with peace. When, in 1854, the London crowds saw their soldiers marching off to fight, they cheered with delight. The war against Russia, into which Britain and France had drifted in alliance with Turkey - and which had grown out of a petty quarrel between some monks in Jerusalem - was to be a lighthearted and glorious adventure. True, the Crimean was a war to capture only one town. Nonetheless the suffering was appalling and 300,000 lives were lost. It was in the Crimean War that the telegraph was first used to apprise statesmen at home of events at the front. It was then that Florence Nightingale, horrified by the unnecessary waste of life and by the inhumanity of the treatment of the troops, organized the nursing service that was to make history. It was, in fact, Crimea that finally ended the myth that war had glamor. In (this book, the author) tells the full story of this strange conflict, how the errors and blunders and optimism on the part of Palmerston and Queen Victoria, Louis Napoleon and Tsar Nicholas developed into a nightmare. Here is the story of the fantastic, gallant and infamous Charge of the Light Brigade, but here also is the unforgettable drama of the ordinary soldier - British, French, Russian and Turkish - who fought steadfastly on, though sacrificed again and again by the stupidity of his commanders." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very small chip/tears with moderate wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - light edgewear elsewhere, light fading to spine colour, some light browning, minor soiling.

Title: CRIMEAN BLUNDER: THE STORY OF WAR WITH RUSSIA A HUNDRED YEARS AGO.

Author Name: Gibbs, Peter.

Categories: Military - Victorian Era,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1960

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good-

Seller ID: 23923

Keywords: Balaklava, Canrobert, Bosquet, Cardigan, Dragoons, Gortchakoff, Alma, Menshikov, Lyons, River Katcha, Lord Lucan, Prince Louis Napoleon, Kinglake, Tsar Nicholas I, Raglan, St Arnaud, Odessa, Scutari, Tchernaya, Varna, Zouaves, Todleben, Redan, Victorian Wars, Queen Victoria, Crimean War, British Army, 19th Century Military Actions, Russian Army, French Army, Turkish Army, Turkey, Russia, France, Florence Nightingale, Nursing, Nurses, Lord Palmerston, Charge of Light Brigade, Military Disasters.,