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British Battles of the Crimean Wars 1854-1856 (Hardback)

Despatches from the Front

Colonial Warfare

By John Grehan, Martin Mace
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Despatches from the Front
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781781593301
Published: 22nd January 2014

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The Crimean War was the most destructive armed conflict of the Victorian era. It is remembered for the unreasoning courage of the Charge of the Light Brigade, for the precise volleys of the Thin Red Line and the impossible assaults upon Sevastopol's Redan. It also demonstrated the inefficiency and ineffectiveness of the British military system based on privilege and purchase.

Poor organisation at staff level and weak leadership from the Commander-in-Chief with a lack of appreciation of the conditions the troops would experience in the Crimea resulted in the needless death of thousands of soldiers. The Royal Navy, by comparison, was highly effective and successfully undertook its operations in the Baltic, the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

The relative performance of the two branches of Britain's armed forces is reflected in the despatches sent back to the UK by the
respective commanders. The comparative wealth of detail provided by Admirals Napier, Dundas and Lyons contrast sharply with the limited, though frequent, communications from Generals Raglan, Codrington and Simpson.

The despatches of all these commanding officers are presented in this compilation just as they were when first published in the 1850s. They tell of the great battles of the Alma, Balaklava and Inkerman, of the continuing struggle against Sevastopol and the naval operations which cut the Russian communications and ensured an eventual, if costly, victory. They can be read, just as they were when revealed to the general public more than 150 years ago.

This book takes the despatches of Baltic and Crimean campaigns of 18154-1856, and collates them into chronological order.
It serves to highlight the conditions that the soldiers and sailors had to endure in the campaign, and their courage.
It presents a unique perspective.

dockers

An extremely comprehensive study of the Crimean Wars.

Angela Youngman

‘This book is a useful companion to studies of the campaigns. It brings the perspective of the commanders of the day, in their own words. It presents a unique perspective of the campaigns’

Military Service

The book is a useful companion to studies of the campaigns.

War History Online

About John Grehan

John Grehan has written more than 150 books and articles on military subjects, covering most periods of history. John is currently employed as the Assistant Editor of Britain at War Magazine.


About Martin Mace

Martin Mace has been involved in writing and publishing military history for more than twenty years. He began his career with local history, writing a book on the Second World War anti-invasion defences and stop lines in West Sussex. In 2006 he began working on the idea for Britain at War Magazine, This publication has grown rapidly to become the best-selling military history periodical.

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