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Crimean War : Europe's Conflict With Russia - by Hugh Small (Paperback)

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The Crimean War was the most destructive conflict of Queen Victoria’s reign, the outcome of which was indecisive; most historians see it as an irrelevant, unnecessary conflict despite Florence Nightingale and the Charge of the Light Brigade. Here Hugh Small shows how the history of the Crimean War has been manipulated to conceal Britain’s—and Europe’s—failure. The war governments and early historians combined to withhold the truth from an already disappointed nation in a deception that lasted over a century. Accounts of battles, still widely believed, gave fictitious leadership roles to senior officers. Careful analysis of the fighting shows that most of Britain’s military successes in the war were achieved by the common soldiers, who understood tactics far better than the officer class and who acted usually without orders and often in contravention of them. Hugh Small’s mixture of politics and battlefield narrative identifies a turning point in history, and raises disturbing questions about the utility of war.
Number of Pages: 288
Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Hugh Small
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2018
TCIN: 53542130
UPC: 9780750985871
Item Number (DPCI): 248-87-8022
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