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    British Battles of the Crimean Wars 1854-1856 (Despatches from the Front) (Hardback) By (author) John Grehan, By (author) Martin Mace

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    DescriptionThe Crimean War was a conflict between the Russian Empire and an alliance of the French Empire, British Emppire, Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Sardinia. The war was part of a long-running contest between the major European powers for influence over territories of the declining Ottoman Empire. Most of the conflict took place on the Crimean Peninsula, but there were smaller campaigns in western Anatolia, the Caucasus, the Baltic Sea, the Pacific Ocean and the White Sea. The Crimean War is known for the logistical and tactical errors during the land campaign on both sides (the naval side saw a successful Allied campaign which eliminated most of the ships of the Russian Navy in the Black Sea). Nonetheless, it is sometimes considered to be one of the first "modern" wars as it introduced technical changes which affected the future course of warfare, including the first tactical use of railways and the electric telegraph. It is also famous for the work of Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole, who pioneered modern nursing practices while caring for wounded British soldiers. The war also led to the establishment of the Victoria Cross in 1856 (backdated to 1854), the British Army's first universal award for valour. The Crimean War was one of the first wars to be documented extensively in written reports and photographs. News correspondence reaching Britain from the Crimea was the first time the public were kept informed of the day-to-day realities of war. This unique collection of original accounts will prove to be an invaluable resource for historians, students and all those interested in what was one of the most significant periods in British military history.

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    British Battles of the Crimean Wars 1854-1856
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Grehan, By (author) Martin Mace
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 600 g
    ISBN 13: 9781781593301
    ISBN 10: 1781593302

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    Illustrations note
    22 Images and 2 maps
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Military
    Publication date
    19 April 2014
    Publication City/Country
    South Yorkshire
    Author Information
    Martin Mace has been involved in writing and publishing military history for more than twenty years. He began his career with local history, writing a book on the Second World War anti-invasion defences and stop lines in West Sussex. In 2006 he began working on the idea for Britain at War Magazine, This publication has grown rapidly to become the best-selling military history periodical. John Grehan has written more than 150 books and articles on military subjects, covering most periods of history. John is currently employed as the Assistant Editor of Britain at War Magazine.