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Sharpshooter in the Crimea (Hardback)

Crimean War Military

By Michael Springman
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781844152377
Published: 30th May 2005
Last Released: 1st August 2007



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The letters home to his family by Gerald Goodlake, a young officer in the Coldstream Guards, make remarkable reading. They vividly describe the ill-preparedness of the British Army and the dire conditions experienced by all ranks in the Crimea. Goodlake's views on senior officers were frank to say the least! Most important, Goodlake's initiative and courage in organising and leading what were 'Special Forces' were rewarded by the award of one of the first Victoria Crosses. Goodlake served in the Crimea from early 1854 to the end two years later.

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