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The War: From the Death of Lord Raglan to the Evacuation of the Crimea

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  • Date Published: August 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108051941

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  • William Howard Russell (1820–1907) is today credited with having shaped the image and role of the modern war correspondent. His dispatches for The Times during the Crimean War were so influential that they led to military reforms and the fall of the Aberdeen Government. Moreover, his unflinching accounts of the appalling and insanitary conditions endured by ill-provisioned troops helped inspire the work of Florence Nightingale. He was not afraid to highlight poor leadership and planning, and was quick to praise the heroism of the 'common' soldier. Wearing military-style clothes, he obtained his information through his easy relationships with junior officers, helped by his fondness for brandy and cigars. This volume, published in 1856, includes his last Crimean dispatches, concluding with poignant descriptions of visits by the soldiers to the battlefields to erect memorials to their fallen comrades.

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    • Date Published: August 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108051941
    • length: 500 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Ominous changes
    2. The conquest of the line of the Tchernaya
    3. The Battle of the Tchernaya
    4. The lull before the storm
    5. The final bombardment
    6. Capture of the Malakhoff and attack on the Redan
    7. Day of the assault
    8. Capture of Sebastopol
    9. The interior of Sebastopol
    10. First fruits of victory
    11. Comfortable quarters
    12. Opportunities neglected
    13. Signs of a move
    14. Preparations for an expedition
    15. Off Odessa
    16. The capture of Kinburn
    17. The Bug and the Dneiper
    18. Sebastopol once more
    19. A catastrophe
    20. Relaxation
    21. Camp employments
    22. Destruction of the docks
    23. The armistice in the Crimea
    24. Peace once more in the Crimea
    25. Our graves in the Crimea, and the Alma revisited.

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    William Howard Russell

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