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Balaclava 1854

Balaclava 1854 Author John Sweetman
ISBN-10 9781782005063
Release 2012-10-20
Pages 96
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The port of Balaclava was crucial in maintaining the supply lines for the Allied siege of Sevastapol. The Russian attack in October 1854 therefore posed a major threat to the survival of the Allied cause. This book examines in detail the crucial battle of Balaclava, including: the attack on the redoubts; the action of "the thin red line" in which an assortment of about 700 British troops, some invalids, were abandoned by their Turkish allies; the subsequent charge of the Heavy Brigade; and the most famous part of the battle: the infamous charge of the Light Brigade.



Balaclava 1854

Balaclava 1854 Author John Sweetman
ISBN-10 9781782005063
Release 2012-10-20
Pages 96
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The port of Balaclava was crucial in maintaining the supply lines for the Allied siege of Sevastapol. The Russian attack in October 1854 therefore posed a major threat to the survival of the Allied cause. This book examines in detail the crucial battle of Balaclava, including: the attack on the redoubts; the action of "the thin red line" in which an assortment of about 700 British troops, some invalids, were abandoned by their Turkish allies; the subsequent charge of the Heavy Brigade; and the most famous part of the battle: the infamous charge of the Light Brigade.



Inkerman 1854

Inkerman  1854 Author Patrick Mercer
ISBN-10 0275986403
Release 1998
Pages 96
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A major action of the Crimean War, the British victory in heavy fog at Inkerman proved to be a testament to the skill and initiative of the individual men and officers of the day. The Russians, although defeated, managed to successfully stall a crucial allied offensive.



Forgotten Heroes

Forgotten Heroes Author Roy Dutton
ISBN-10 9780955655401
Release 2007
Pages 417
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First hand accounts of the men who took part in the heroic and tragic Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava on the 25th October 1854. Previously unpublished biographies of the men and photographs bring their stories to life. What became of our heroes? Some died penniless while others found fame and fortune. Set within an unrelenting and cruel military campaign, where many would perish, unravelling the myths to find many of the missing Chargers was a massive undertaking.



Into the Valley of Death

Into the Valley of Death Author John Mollo
ISBN-10 UOM:39015022232055
Release 1991
Pages 127
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British regimental organizations, formations, and movements at the Battle of Balaclava. Includes never-before-published drawings made at the battlefront and color plates depicting uniforms.



Parliamentary Papers House of Commons and Command

Parliamentary Papers  House of Commons and Command Author Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044106498777
Release 1857
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Parliamentary Papers House of Commons and Command has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Parliamentary Papers House of Commons and Command also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Parliamentary Papers House of Commons and Command book for free.



The Reason why

The Reason why Author Cecil Woodham-Smith
ISBN-10 0140012788
Release 1958
Pages 286
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Examines a part of the action of the Battle of Balaclava, one of the earlier and most important battles of the Crimean War.



Military s Strangest Campaigns Characters

Military s Strangest Campaigns   Characters Author Tom Quinn
ISBN-10 9781910232514
Release 2015-09-17
Pages 256
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Military campaigns, pivotal battles and extraordinary leaders have collectively shaped the course of history and in this fascinating book, author Tom Quinn examines some of the most remarkable campaigns, incidents and characters from the earliest recorded histories to the second Gulf war. These strange but true stories include figures both famous and obscure, from Wellington, Churchill and Napoleon to maverick soldier 'Popski' Peniakoff, who commanded a company of British soldiers in North Africa during the Second World War. Known as "Popski's Private Army," this motley bunch were highly unorthodox but very effective in raiding Axis supply columns and destroying Luftwaffe aircraft. Then there's the unusual Russian warship Novgorod; which was completely circular, and the Victoria Cross winner who survived completely unscathed against all odds, not to mention the old colonel who went into battle with his trousers down and the woman who fought as a man for nearly twenty years without being discovered. Military's Strangest Campaigns & Characters makes for bizarre yet absorbing reading, highlighting the origins of strange regimental traditions, heroic and ridiculous soldiering, and the folly of commanding officers throughout the ages.



The Crimean War

The Crimean War Author John Sweetman
ISBN-10 9781472809919
Release 2014-06-06
Pages 96
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This bitter war between Russia and Turkey, aided by Britain and France, was the setting for the stuff of legends. This book details the gallant yet suicidal Charge of the Light Brigade, now immortalised in film: in the words of Tennyson, 'Into the Valley of Death rode the Six Hundred'. It relates the reports made by the first real war correspondant, William Russell of the London Times - reports which served only to highlight the army's problems - and memorialises the heroic deeds of Florence Nightingale, who struggled to save young men from the most formidable enemy in the Crimean War: not the Russians, but cholera.



Hell Riders

Hell Riders Author Terry Brighton
ISBN-10 9781466859678
Release 2013-12-10
Pages 400
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On the 150th anniversary of the world's most famous cavalry charge comes a revisionist retelling of the battle based on firsthand accounts from the soldiers who fought there In October 1854, with the Crimean War just under way and British and French troops pushing the tsar's forces back from the Black Sea, seven hundred intrepid English horsemen charged a mile and a half into the most heavily fortified Russian position in the Crimea in Ukraine. In the seven minutes it took the cavalry to cross this distance, more than five hundred of them were killed. Celebrated in poetry and legend, the charge of the Light Brigade has stood for a century and a half as a pure example of military dash and daring. Until now, historical accounts of this cavalry charge have relied upon politically motivated press reports and diaries kept by the aristocratic British generals who commanded the action. In Hell Riders, noted historian and Crimean War expert Terry Brighton looks, for the first time, to the journals recorded by survivors-the soldiers who did the fighting. His riveting firsthand narrative reveals the tragically inept leadership on the part of the British commander in chief, Lord Raglan, whose orders for the charge were poorly communicated and misinterpreted, and an unfathomable indifference on the part of British officers to the men who survived the battle and were left to tend their wounds and bury the dead in the freezing cold. While the charge overran the Russians, it gained nothing and the war continued for another two years. In finally capturing the truth behind the charge of the Light Brigade, Brighton offers a stirring portrait of incredible bravery in the service of a misguided endeavor.



War Strategy and the Modern State 1792 1914

War  Strategy and the Modern State  1792   1914 Author Carl Cavanagh Hodge
ISBN-10 9781315391373
Release 2016-11-25
Pages 268
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This book is a comparative study of military operations conducted my modern states between the French Revolution and World War I. It examines the complex relationship between political purpose and strategy on the one hand, and the challenge of realizing strategic goals through military operations on the other. It argues further that following the experience of the Napoleonic Wars military strength was awarded a primary status in determining the comparative modernity of all the Great Powers; that military goals came progressively to distort a sober understanding of the national interest; that a genuinely political and diplomatic understanding of national strategy was lost; and that these developments collectively rendered the military and political catastrophe of 1914 not inevitable yet probable.



From Waterloo to Balaclava

From Waterloo to Balaclava Author Hew Strachan
ISBN-10 0521304393
Release 1985-11-21
Pages 188
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This book explores the reasons behind the UK army's successes and hardships from 1815-1854.



The Illustrated London News

The Illustrated London News Author
ISBN-10 KBNL:KBNL03000002667
Release 1857
Pages
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The Illustrated London News has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Illustrated London News also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Illustrated London News book for free.



Letters from the Light Brigade

Letters from the Light Brigade Author Anthony Dawson
ISBN-10 9781473838222
Release 2014-06-30
Pages 242
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The Charge of the Light Brigade is one of the most famous, controversial and emotive small-scale actions in military history. Over the 160 years since the event, and since it was immortalized in Tennyson's poem, it has generated a stream of writing and debate. Yet, as this new book by Anthony Dawson shows, the subject is far from exhausted. His selection of previously unpublished letters and journal accounts of the two cavalry charges at the Battle of Balaklava is a notable addition to the literature on the Crimean War. It offers a direct insight into events on the battlefield as they were seen and understood by those who witnessed them and by those who took part. In their own words, and in the language of the time, the men who were there recorded what they knew and felt. ??'Anthony Dawson's Letters from the Light Brigade offers us a rich source of authentic, very telling soldiers' experiences from the Crimean War. He presents this new collation with a concise, authoritative commentary on the deployment of the Light Brigade and its major actions in Crimea. Of course, that formation's famous charge at Balaklava is given due prominence, but not exclusively so. There are real gems of insight here, both historical and modern: much to fascinate and a great deal to learn. I for one, will never look at or describe the battles and battlefields of the Crimea again in quite the same way. Hence I am delighted to introduce and commend this work as a very valuable and compelling addition to the literature of the Crimean War.' From the foreword by Mungo Melvin, Major General (retired), President, British Commission for Military History??As featured in the Yorkshire Post, Huddersfield Examiner, Yorkshire Standard and on BBC Radio Manchester.



Florence Nightingale The Crimean War

Florence Nightingale  The Crimean War Author Lynn McDonald
ISBN-10 9781554582457
Release 2010-12-21
Pages 1096
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Florence Nightingale is famous as the “lady with the lamp” in the Crimean War, 1854—56. There is a massive amount of literature on this work, but, as editor Lynn McDonald shows, it is often erroneous, and films and press reporting on it have been even less accurate. The Crimean War reports on Nightingale’s correspondence from the war hospitals and on the staggering amount of work she did post-war to ensure that the appalling death rate from disease (higher than that from bullets) did not recur. This volume contains much on Nightingale’s efforts to achieve real reforms. Her well-known, and relatively “sanitized”, evidence to the royal commission on the war is compared with her confidential, much franker, and very thorough Notes on the Health of the British Army, where the full horrors of disease and neglect are laid out, with the names of those responsible.



Tet Offensive 1968

Tet Offensive 1968 Author James Arnold
ISBN-10 9781782004288
Release 2012-09-20
Pages 96
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The 1968 Tet Offensive was the decisive battle for Vietnam. Masterminded by the brilliant North Vietnamese General, Vo Nguyen Giap, it was intended to trigger a general uprising in South Vietnam. However, the bloody fighting for Saigon, Hue and other cities actually resulted in a catastrophic defeat for the North. In this excellent assessment of the key battle of the Vietnam conflict, James Arnold details the plans and forces involved and explains how, despite the outcome of the battle, the American people and their leaders came to perceive the war for Vietnam as lost.



The British Imperial Army in the Middle East

The British Imperial Army in the Middle East Author James E. Kitchen
ISBN-10 9781472511317
Release 2014-01-16
Pages 304
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The First World War has often been understood in terms of the combat experiences of soldiers on the Western Front; those combatants who served in the other theatres of the war have been neglected. Using personal testimonies, official documentation and detailed research from a diverse range of archives, The British Imperial Army in the Middle East explores the combat experiences of these soldiers. The army that fought the Ottoman Empire was a multinational and multi-ethnic force, drawing personnel from across Britain's empire, including Australia, New Zealand, and India. By taking a transnational and imperial perspective on the First World War, this book ensures that the campaigns in Egypt and Palestine are considered in the wider context of an empire mobilised to fight a total and global war.