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The Crimean War 1853-1856 - The Illustrated Edition (Military History from Primary Sources) [Kindle Edition]

Edward Hamley , Bob Carruthers
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Fully illustrated throughout with contemporary maps, photographs and prints, this authoritative account of the Crimean War was written by General Sir Edward Hamley, who served throughout the conflict with distinction in the Royal Artillery.

This was the first war where the public were informed via telegraph of the shocking realities of the charge of the Light Brigade and the courage of the Thin Red Line, of death and injury, the appalling conditions of the wounded soldiers, and the success or failure of those in command.

Hamley’s analysis of this war is second to none, and his detailed accounts of the battles, his evaluation of strategy and tactics, and his opinions of those in charge from all sides, give a solid, well-balanced view of the conflict.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6197 KB
  • Print Length: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Coda Books Ltd. (4 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BBKMAGA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #289,946 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars my view 16 Mar. 2014
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A very comprehensive history of .the Crimean War , well written .
I thought it to be a good text book for follow if .teaching it in schools
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well written book 21 Jun. 2014
By NAT
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Bought as a birthday gift. The recipient said it was very well written, informative & an enjoyable read. Would recommend
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3.0 out of 5 stars Sounds familiar today... 8 April 2014
By Ladislav Nemec - Published on Amazon.com
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Old but very impressive book. Kind of appropriate for 2014 when Crimea became again part of Russia.

In 1853 the EU did not exist but the alliance between UK and France was quite strong at that particular time. Perhaps stronger than today with UK considering referendum on leaving the EU while France is part of the euro money group.

In the middle of 19th century emperors like Nicholas I or Napoleon III could declare war without talking to anyone. Queen Victoria had to talk to her prime minister about that first.

This English general actually participated in the war and provides a professional description of most important battles, some of them won, some of them lost.

The illustrations are a mixture of actual photographs (people had to sit very still, no battles could be photographed) and 'prints' depicting the actual fight.

Yes, this war started 'modern wars' with improved technology and communication using telegraph (no radio existed in 1953, of course).

Recommended to history buffs, too detailed to an average reader. But the Russians are still here and very active, Putin another czar Nicholas I, it seems.
3.0 out of 5 stars A contemporary history of the war. 13 April 2015
By Norman Long - Published on Amazon.com
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This book probably deserves a four or five star rating. I rated it a little lower because it took a couple of chapters to get used to the formal English being used and the maps were difficult to read, lacking diagrams of the defensive trenches used by the contending armies. On the plus side the author was there during the fighting and while writing this history several years after the war, provides an excellent account of the history of the Crimean area which still impacts today's world. The author takes interesting side views of other contemporary histories written on the war. As an English General, he takes a very balanced view of the allies, but a natural negative view of the Russian opponents. I'm glad I read it, overall it was worth the time.
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