• The Crimean War: British Grand Strategy Against Russia, 1853-56

    The Crimean War: British Grand Strategy Against Russia, 1853-56 (War, Armed Forces and Society) (Paperback) By (author) Andrew D. Lambert


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    DescriptionThis detailed study of British strategy during the Crimean War, from the Eastern crisis of March 1853 to the Treaty of Paris in May 1856, adopts a maritime perspective. It uses fresh archive material to focus on the fact that the Crimean invasion was solely in order to destroy the Russian fleet and base, not to capture territory. The pivotal role of the British Navy is examined, as well as the manner in which the British fleet, threatening St Petersburg in 1855, forced Russia to accept the allied terms. The text will be of interest to students and historians of strategy, diplomacy and 19th-century war and politics.

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    The Crimean War
    British Grand Strategy Against Russia, 1853-56
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew D. Lambert
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 360
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    ISBN 13: 9780719035647
    ISBN 10: 0719035643

    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, JWF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK, 1DVU
    BIC subject category V2: JWK
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000
    DC20: 947.073
    LC classification: DK215.L32
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, bibliography
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 July 1991
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    Great Britain and Russia 1815-53; the crisis in the East; national strategy and naval policy; the strategic balance; Sinope; preparing for war; war aims and strategy; the Danube front; the grand raid; the siege; the Russian response; the Baltic campaign; Bomarsund; politics and strategy; the Black Sea theatre, January - April 1855; Kertch; the turning point; after Sebastopol; return to the Baltic; Sweaborg; the limits of power; the Great Armament; a limited peace; British strategy and the war.