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    DescriptionAmong the British troops bound for the Black Sea in May 1854 was a young officer in the 5th Dragoon Guards, Richard Temple Godman, who sent home throughout the entire Crimea campaign many detailed letters to his family at Park Hatch in Surrey. Temple Godman went out at the start of the war, took part in the successful Charge of the Heavy Brigade at Balaklava and in other engagements, and did not return to England until June 1856, after peace had been declared. He took three very individual horses and despite all his adventures brought them back unscathed.Godman's dispatches from the fields of war reveal his wide interests and varied experiences; they range from the pleasures of riding in a foreign landscape, smoking Turkish tobacco, and overcoming boredom by donning comic dress and hunting wild dogs, to the pain of seeing friends and horses die from battle, disease, deprivation and lack of medicines.He writes scathingly about the skein of rivalries between the Generals ('a good many muffs among the chiefs'), inaccurate and 'highly coloured' newspaper reports and, while critical of medical inefficiency, regards women in hospitals as 'a sort of fanaticism'. Yet at other times he will employ the pen of an artist in describing a scene, or wax eloquent on the idiosyncrasies of horses. He is altogether a most gallant and sensitive young cavalryman, and deservedly went on to achieve high rank after the war. Always fresh and easy to read, his letters provide an unrivalled picture of what it was really like to be in the Crimea.


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    Title
    A Cavalryman in the Crimea
    Subtitle
    The Letters of Temple Godman, 5th Dragoon Guards
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Philip Warner
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848841086
    ISBN 10: 1848841086
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15560
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EEUROP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027120, HIS027130, LCO011000
    BIC subject category V2: HBWL, 3JH
    DC22: 947.0738092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    Thema V1.0: NHWR, JWLF
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    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Military
    Publication date
    01 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    South Yorkshire