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Hand-book to the Naval and Military Resources of the Principal European Nations

Hand-book to the Naval and Military Resources of the Principal European Nations

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  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108026505

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  • Sir Frederick Charles Lascelles Wraxall (1828–1865) was a historian, novelist and translator (from French and German) who spent most of his short adult life in mainland Europe. Amongst his many publications was the 1862 authorised translation of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables. He served as assistant commissary at Kerch in the Crimea in 1856 and afterwards maintained a strong interest in military matters, on which he published several books. This volume, first published in 1856, outlines the military capability of thirteen European nations at the end of the Crimean War. Wraxall uses German military intelligence documents to describe the organisation and strength of the armies and navies of countries including Britain, France, Russia, Turkey, Prussia, Austria and Belgium. Containing detailed descriptions of the numbers of infantry, cavalry, engineers, artillery, ships and crew for each country, the book remains a valuable resource for military historians interested in mid-nineteenth-century Europe.

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    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108026505
    • length: 242 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.31kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. The British army and navy
    2. The French army and navy
    3. The Russian army and navy
    4. The Turkish army and navy
    5. The Sardinian army and navy
    6. The Austrian army and navy
    7. The Prussian army and navy
    8. The army of Confederation
    9. The armies and navies of Sweden and Norway
    10. The army and navy of Denmark
    11. The Belgian forces
    12. The Dutch army and navy.

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    Lascelles Wraxall

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