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All you could ever want to know about the Crimean War...in a book
on 21 May 2012
Picked this up as I was on a business trip to Crimea/Sevastopol.
Visited the great Panorama Museum in Sevastopol and the Malakhov battery and this book helps understand the political background to the conflict and the detail of the battle.
It succeeds in giving a full picture both (detailed and broad sweep) and is necessarily wide ranging on Mid-19C global politics.
A personal axe to grind is that OF skates over opposition to the war, Free Traders and Quakers in the UK, as it was cast aside by the popular press and the political considerations of the governments/rulers involved.
A very enjoyable read.