Crimea: The Great Crimean War 1854-1856

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The Crimean War is one of the most compelling subjects in British history. Everyone knows about the Charge of the Light Brigade and men like Raglan and Cardigan, have become household names. The story of Florence Nightingale, 'the Lady with the Lamp', and the heroic reporting of William Russell, THE TIMES' intrepid correspondent, and the sonorous names of the battles, are ingrained deep within the British military consciousness - Sebastopol, Inkerman, Balaclava and the Alma.

Trevor Royle demonstrates how the Crimean War was a watershed in world history: coming between the defeat of Napoleon in 1815 and the opening shots of the First World War in 1914 it pointed the way to what mass warfare would be like for soldiers in the twentieth century.

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Crimea is a tour de force, a splendidly written account of the diplomatic and military blunders that signalled the end of what promised to be - in the early 1950s - a century of peace ( Julian Critchley, LITERARY REVIEW)

His book is gripping, with the momentum of the cavalry charges that he describes so well ( Norman Stone)

Trevor Royle's new history tells the whole story of the Crimean War and puts it in its context, drawing on a variety of new sources as well as representing classic accounts. Overall it is a powerful piece of narrative history. The Battle of the Alma, for instance, after which so many London streets and pubs have been named, is described in a vivid chapter, a "victory that owed everything to the resolve and courage of the British infantrymen." Advancing up a heavily defended hill, one young officer later reported "the fire was so hot that you could hardly conceive it possible for anything the size of a rabbit not to be killed." Royle then adds: "Minutes later he was shot in the cheek, losing 23 teeth and part of his tongue." This balance of excitement and terror is well captured throughout the work. (The Irish journalist William Russell reported a different perspective on the battle: "There was a sickening, sour, fetid smell everywhere and the grass was slippy with blood.") Royle gives powerful accounts of the famous military engagements, the Charge of the Light Brigade and Thin Red Line at the Battle of Balaklava, the "ferocious hand-to-hand fighting" of the Battle of Inkerman. ( Adam Roberts, AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEW)

The Crimean War was an endlessly complicated affair, for which Royle is the perfect interpreter. He is as much at ease in diplomacy as he is in diplomatic affairs, and he cuts through the complexities with cool judgment and a clear narrative ( Bruce Anderson, SCOTSMAN)

Thorough and scholarly ... an exemplary history of an unnecessary war ( Frank McLynn, NEW STATESMAN)

Royle has written an excellent account of a complicated subject. Impeccably researched and elegantly written, it puts Britain's contribution to this much derided war into its proper context ( Saul David, DAILY TELEGRAPH)

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* Masterly account of the Crimean war of 1854-56 - a watershed in military history.

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