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The Crimean War was the first 'modern' war for the British forces: journalists reported home via the telegraph, a device that also tempted the government to micro-manage the war from the comfort of Whitehall. It is most famous for the charge of the Light Brigade, celebrated in poetry and film as a classic British military disaster. It also gave us 'The Thin Red Line', when a handful of British infantry saw off a horde of Russian cavalry. It was the first war in which ordinary British soldiers recorded their experiences - and Julian Spilsbury brings their story to life, together with the very different world of their officers and assorted mistresses. The army in the Crimea was a microcosm of Victorian society with all its strengths and weaknesses.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780297846253
ISBN-10: 0297846256
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 38mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 22-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Julian Spilsbury

Julian Spilsbury is the military obituarist for the DAILY TELEGRAPH and a script writer for THE BILL, TAGGART and CASUALTY. He is the author of several thrillers including NIGHT OF THE BEAR and VISION OF THE HUNTER.

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