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    DescriptionToo often historical writing on the Russian War of 1854-56 focuses narrowly on the land campaign fought in the Crimean peninsula in the Black Sea. The wider war waged at sea by the British and French navies against the Russians is ignored. The allied navies aimed to strike at Russian interests anywhere in the world where naval force could be brought to bear and as a result campaigns were waged in the Baltic, the Black Sea, the White Sea, on the Russian Pacific coast and in the Sea of Azoff. Yet it is the land campaign in the Crimea that shapes our understanding of events. In this graphic and original study, Peter Duckers seeks to set the record straight. He shows how these neglected naval campaigns were remarkably successful, in contrast to the wretched failures that beset the British army on land. Allied warships ranged across Russian waters sinking shipping, disrupting trade, raiding ports, bombarding fortresses, destroying vast quantities of stores and shelling coastal towns. The scale and intensity of the naval operations embarked upon during the war are astonishing, and little appreciated, and this new book offers the first overall survey of them.


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    Title
    The Crimean War at Sea
    Subtitle
    The Naval Campaigns Against Russia 1854-56
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Duckers
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848842670
    ISBN 10: 1848842678
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: JWF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17470
    Abridged Dewey: 359
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150
    LC classification: V
    BIC subject category V2: HBWL
    DC22: 947.073845
    Thema V1.0: NHWR, JWCK
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Maritime
    Publication date
    19 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    South Yorkshire