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  • The Crimean War The Truth Behind the Myth
  • Clive Ponting
  • English
  • 10 February 2020
  • 9780712636537

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REVIEW á The Crimean War The Truth Behind the Myth Clive Ponting é 1 REVIEW SUMMARY The Crimean War The Truth Behind the Myth To contemporaries it was 'The Great War with Russia' fought not only in the Black Sea and the Crimea but in the Baltic the Arctic the Pacific and the Caucasus Ironically Britain's allies were France her traditional enemy ably commanded from home by Napoleon III himself and the Muslim Ottoman Empire widely seen as an infidel corrupt power It was the first of the 'modern' wars using rifles artillery tre. Ponting a Foreign Office official turned historical gadfly turns his jaundiced eye towards the Crimean War Despite the title his book doesn t exactly overturn the historical record True Ponting s critical of Florence Nightingale and Lord Raglan than most but neither is he breaking any ground Ponting is commendable though on three points 1 emphasizing France s role in the conflict 2 analyzing the war s secondary theaters and 3 framing the war s diplomatic and political context Not as detailed as Trevor Royle or Orlando Figes but a solid readable account Grenadier Volume 7 Grenadier seen as an infidel corrupt power It was the first of the 'modern' wars using rifles artillery tre. Ponting a Foreign Office official turned historical gadfly turns his jaundiced eye towards the Crimean War Despite the title his book doesn t exactly overturn the historical record True Ponting Alice in Wonderland s critical of Florence Nightingale and Lord Raglan than most but neither is he breaking any ground Ponting is commendable though on three points 1 emphasizing France The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia s role in the conflict 2 analyzing the war Claudette Colvin Twice Toward Justice s Thrill Me Do Not Disturb secondary theaters and 3 framing the war Vildanden s diplomatic and political context Not as detailed as Trevor Royle or Orlando Figes but a The Russo Japanese War 1904 1905 solid readable account

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REVIEW á The Crimean War The Truth Behind the Myth Clive Ponting é 1 REVIEW SUMMARY The Crimean War The Truth Behind the Myth The Crimean War is full of resonance not least the Charge of the Light Brigade the Siege of Sevastopol and Florence Nightingale at Scutari with her lamp In this fascinating book Clive Ponting separates the myths from the reality and tells the true story of the heroism of the ordinary soldiers often through eye witness accounts of the men who fought and those who survived the terrible winter of 1854 55. Better coverage of the non British participants in the war than most English language accounts Best uote Once the preliminaries of peace were signed at the beginning of February 1856 the belligerents agreed that they all disliked the Austrians than each other Awakening separates the myths from the reality and tells the true Call Me By Your Name story of the heroism of the ordinary The Mark of Athena soldiers often through eye witness accounts of the men who fought and those who 2002 Index of Economic Freedom survived the terrible winter of 1854 55. Better coverage of the non British participants in the war than most English language accounts Best uote Once the preliminaries of peace were Grenadier Volume 7 Grenadier signed at the beginning of February 1856 the belligerents agreed that they all disliked the Austrians than each other

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REVIEW á The Crimean War The Truth Behind the Myth Clive Ponting é 1 REVIEW SUMMARY The Crimean War The Truth Behind the Myth Nch systems steam battleships telegraph and railways; yet the British soldiers wore their old highly coloured uniforms and took part in their last cavalry charge in Europe There were over 650000 casualtiesBritain was unable fully to deploy her greatest strength her Navy while her Army was led by incompetent aristocrats The views of ordinary soldiers about Raglan Cardigan and Lucan make painful reading. I recently decided to read about the Crimean War and this book was my first major foray into this particular war It provides a good general introduction to anyone in the same boat as me Whilst I thought the battlefield commentary lacked this is not the type of book that goes into depth of orders of battle troop dispositions etc it did provide good insight into the politics people and logistics of this first truly modern war The Mark of Athena systems 2002 Index of Economic Freedom steam battleships telegraph and railways; yet the British Grenadier Volume 7 Grenadier soldiers wore their old highly coloured uniforms and took part in their last cavalry charge in Europe There were over 650000 casualtiesBritain was unable fully to deploy her greatest Alice in Wonderland strength her Navy while her Army was led by incompetent aristocrats The views of ordinary The Great Game The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia soldiers about Raglan Cardigan and Lucan make painful reading. I recently decided to read about the Crimean War and this book was my first major foray into this particular war It provides a good general introduction to anyone in the Claudette Colvin Twice Toward Justice same boat as me Whilst I thought the battlefield commentary lacked this is not the type of book that goes into depth of orders of battle troop dispositions etc it did provide good insight into the politics people and logistics of this first truly modern war