The Crimean War: 1854-1856 (Essential Histories)

The Crimean War: 1854-1856 (Essential Histories)

John Sweetman


This sour struggle among Russia and Turkey, aided through Britain and France, was once the atmosphere for the stuff of legends. This booklet info the gallant but suicidal cost of the sunshine Brigade, now immortalised in movie: within the phrases of Tennyson, 'Into the Valley of demise rode the Six Hundred'. It relates the reviews made by means of the 1st genuine battle correspondant, William Russell of the London occasions - experiences which served merely to focus on the army's difficulties - and memorialises the heroic deeds of Florence Nightingale, who struggled to avoid wasting younger males from the main ambitious enemy within the Crimean battle: now not the Russians, yet cholera.

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