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Published in 1867, this book discusses the Crimean War from a pro-Turkish perspective. Sir Adolphus Slade (1804–77) covers the history of Ottoman military development as well as the origins of the Eastern Question, and the events leading to the outbreak of war. As a naval officer, whose Records of Travels in Turkey, Greece, &c., and of a Cruize in the Black Sea, with the Capitan Pasha is also reissued in this series, he was lent to the Turkish fleet in 1849 and took the name Mushaver Pasha. For seventeen years he worked to overhaul the navy, especially the defences of the Bosphorus, and his successes made him impatient with the allied French and British fleets. In 1854, an argument with their Admirals led to his removal from active service, and to a bitterness reflected in this book, which nevertheless provides a fascinating perspective on the war's diplomatic and military complexities.
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- Date Published: April 2012
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108044745
- length: 482 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm
- weight: 0.61kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Origin of the Ottoman nation
2. Sultan Abdul Medjid
3. Ambassadors at Constantinople, under the old and new regime
4. Louis Napoleon's choice of a war policy
5. Prince Mentchikof's injudicious conduct
6. The Porte takes defensive measures
7. Passage of the Prath by the Russians
8. Arrival of the Egyptian contingent
9. Russia refuses the Porte's modifications of the Vienna Note
10. The Turkish squadron at Sinope
11. The Turkish fleet preparing for sea
12. Unexpected return of the combined fleets to Beikos Bay
13. Drifting into war
14. Attitude of Austria
15. The Turkish fleet eager to enter the Euxine
16. Arrival of the vanguard of the British army in the Bosphorus
17. The allied fleets sail for Sevastopol, and an Anglo-French steam squadron for the coast of Circassia
18. The allies' fleets at Baltchik
19. The Russian army crosses the Danube
20. Embarkation of the allied armies
21. The fleets anchor off 'Old Fort'
22. The Battle of the Alma fruitless
23. Harbour of Balaclava
24. Partial failure of the expedition
25. Russian reinforcements
26. Dispersion of the fleets
27. Result of the Battle of Inkerman
28. Brussa destroyed by earthquake
29. Critical position of Kars
30. Council of war in the Crimea
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