History

Crimean War


Readers who are keen to broaden their understanding of the Crimean War and of the British army of the period will gain a critical insight through the variety of books we publish on the subject.

Memoirs and letters written by soldiers who took part provide graphic first-hand accounts of the campaign, and biographies and reassessments of key battles are essential reading for students of the Crimea and of nineteenth-century warfare in general.


How Can Man Die Better

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Trow's book presents an intriguing insight into the English officer corps of the Victorian Army, with all of its idiosyncrasies, such as the purchase of commissions, seniority, etc. ... This is an important contribution to the military history of the period.

The Past in Review

Letters written in the days after doomed mission of Charge of the Light Brigade reveal troops thought orders were 'perfect madness' but describe bravery of horsemen.

Daily Mail

A book that fits our period perfectly! Do not be put off by the number of pages, the 'rules' section is only eight pages long, but covers the mechanics of playing a game using figures from 2 to 42mm size. They are simply presented and easy to use, indeed I have already used the format in preparing the rules used at our game at Salute. Neil is no novice at wargame rules, having written books on 'Ancient and Medieval Wargaming' and 'Napoleonic Wargaming'. He writes in a clear and readable style giving background information where needed and giving the reader options to develop his (or her) own way of playing the game. Highly Recommended.

The Foreign Correspondent April 2012

This is probably the definitive and irrefutable work on Isandlwana and is highly recommended for the infantryman's eye, the detailed and scholarly research, the annotated photographs of the terrain, the extensive picture gallery of personalities involved, the orders of battle, the escapers and the glossary. This reviewer looks forward to Colonel Snook's next book Like wolves on the fold, which is about Rorke's Drift.

Military Historical Society of Australia

.. As Fletcher and Ishchenko argue in this highly readable new account.. ..The strengths of Fletcher and Ishchenko's book is its research into Russian language as well as English sources, their skilful blending of first-hand accounts into the text, and the fact tat they have walked the terrain. Following on from their early book The Crimean War: Clash of Empires, this is a most welcome addition to the library of books on this war.

Military Illustrated