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    General Todleben's History of the Defence of Sebastopol, 1854-5: A Review (Cambridge Library Collection - History) (Paperback) By (author) Sir William Howard Russell

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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    General Todleben's History of the Defence of Sebastopol, 1854-5
    Subtitle
    A Review
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir William Howard Russell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 340
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 662 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781108044684
    ISBN 10: 1108044689
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC subject category V2: JWK
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    LC classification: U
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVUA, HBWL, 1DBK
    DC22: 947.07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC23: 947.07
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHWR, JWK
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Cambridge Library Collection
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    22 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Preface; 1. Our first victories; 2. The early and late histories; 3. The Russian history; 4. The march of Russia; 5. The ascent of the Czars; 6. Menschikoff's mission; 7. Declaration of war; 8. Siege of Silistria; 9. Defenceless Russia; 10. The Russian armies; 11. The forces of the Allies; 12. The condition of Sebastopol; 13. The state of Sebastopol; 14. Menschikoff surprised; 15. Selection of the Alma; 16. The choice of landing-places; 17. The night before the battle; 18. The Russian position; 19. The English order of battle; 20. The Russian left engaged; 21. Canrobert and Bosquet; 22. The English begin to move; 23. A check to the French; 24. The English on the right; 25. The English fire; 26. The capture of the Epaulement; 27. The second attack on the Epaulement; 28. Retreat of the Wladimir Regiment; 29. The retreat of the Russians; 30. Russian reasons for their defeat; 31. Causes of the defeat; 32. Delay after victory; 33. Condition of Sebastopol; 34. The works of Sebastopol; 35. Menschikoff's flank march; 36. The sinking of the fleet; 37. The Allies on the Belbeck; 38. State of the North Fort; 39. The flank march; 40. Manschikoff's flank march; 41. Sir John Burgoyne's vindications; 42. Sir John Burgoyne's remarks; 43. Sir John Burgoyne's policy; 44. An advance northward; 45. Surrender of Balaklava; 46. State of the north side; 47. Preparations to resist; 48. Reinforcements for Sebastopol; 49. Korniloff's influence; 50. The first trench opened; 51. The new works; 52. Opposite the English; 53. The English works; 54. Reasons for and against an assault; 55. The first day's fire; 56. The Russians recover spirits; 57. The French again succumb; 58. The economy of Materiel; 59. The actions before Balaklava; 60. Rout of the Turks; 61. The first Russian advance; 62. The light cavalry; 63. The French chasseurs; 64. The results of the action; 65. The effect at Sebastopol; 66. 'Little Inkerman'; 67. General Sir De Lacy Evans' despatch; 68. The French batteries; 69. Peril of the flagstaff bastion; 70. Probable issue of an assault; 71. The opposing forces; 72. The allied strength and position; 73. The nature of the ground; 74. Dispositions for Inkerman; 75. Soimonoff's advance; 76. Attack the camp; 77. Attack Adams's Brigade; 78. The precision of the British fire; 79. Retreat of the 17th Division; 80. The relative numbers; 81. Dannenberg's advance; 82. The Guards rally; 83. Cathcart's disaster; 84. The artillery conflict; 85. The French are summoned; 86. The Russians defeated; 87. The pursuit; 88. Escape of the Russian artillery; 89. The losses; 90. The superiority of English fire-arms; 91. Close of the first period of the siege; 92. The Redan and the British; 93. Moral effect of Inkerman; 94. The great storm; 95. Russian philanthropists; 96. Good Samaritans; 97. The winter begins; 98. British insouciance; 99. The rifle pits; 100. Increase of lodgements; 101. Comparison between French and English; 102. Information to the enemy; 103. The Russian commissariat; 104. The chaos of Balaklava; 105. Russian supplies; 106. Russian transport; 107. Cost of the war; 108. The war of mines; 109. The French take our light attack; 110. Fears for Perekop; 111. Attack on Eupatoria; 112. Todleben's opinion of our troops; 113. The result of delay; 114. Want of forethought; 115. Concluding remarks; Appendices.