General Todleben's History of the Defence of Sebastopol, 1854-5

General Todleben's History of the Defence of Sebastopol, 1854-5 : A Review


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The journalist William Howard Russell (1820-1907) is sometimes regarded as being the first war correspondent, and his reports from the conflict in the Crimea are also credited with being a cause of reforms made to the British military system. This 1865 book began as a review in The Times of the five-volume work of General Eduard Todleben (or Totleben), the military engineer and Russian Army General, whose work in creating and continually adapting the land defences of Sevastopol in 1854-5 made him a hero and enabled the fortress to hold out against British bombardment for a whole year. Russell added extracts from the original book to his review, and enlarged his commentary on the Russian text, producing a thorough and accurate synthesis, but always highlighting the central importance of the Russian work to any student of the history of the Sevastopol siege.

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 24mm | 662.24g
  • Cambridge Library Collection
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1108044689
  • 9781108044684
  • 1,895,058

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