THIN RED LINE: The Eyewitness History of the Crimean War

THIN RED LINE: The Eyewitness History of the Crimean War


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  1. Christopher Saunders Christopher Saunders says:

    A very entertaining narrative history of the Crimean War Spilsbury culls from both familiar accounts William Howard Russell's reportage memoirs by Fanny Duberly and George Paget and private soldiers' letters and diaries to give viewers a vivid boots on the ground account of this messy conflict To Spilsbury's credit he makes familiar battles and events seem fresh again his detailed accounts of military actions particularly the Battle of Inkerman often inscrutable in other accounts rival any other volume Certainly these perspectives allow a clear understanding of the privations caused by disease bad weather and insufficient supplies during the winter of 1854 1855 Yet his book's also flawed in its narrow scope and uestionable analyses the Turks are portrayed as cowardly Anglo French tensions played up than most other histories and his bald assertion that the Crimea represented a just war rings hollow without further elaboration An enjoyable introduction


  2. Benjamin L. Benjamin L. says:

    The Thin Red Line by Julian Spilsbury is an excellent account of the Crimean War from the British point of view but it is far from a ‘decisive account’ as some reviewers like to call it The book draws from letters and personal accounts of a number of British soldiers sailors and officers to tell the story of the Crimean War through the eyes of those who fought it and Spilsbury does a masterful job of weaving these accounts together into a coherent narrative and filling in the gaps – This book is very well written and is one of those books that are simply a pleasure to readRead the rest of this review on the Chronosphere


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THIN RED LINE: The Eyewitness History of the Crimean War [Reading] ➺ THIN RED LINE: The Eyewitness History of the Crimean War By Julian Spilsbury – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk 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 Whit The Crimean War was the first LINE: The ePUB ☆ '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 THIN RED MOBI :Ú a horde of Russian cavalry 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.

  • Hardcover
  • 340 pages
  • THIN RED LINE: The Eyewitness History of the Crimean War
  • Julian Spilsbury
  • English
  • 07 October 2014
  • 9780297846253