Battle of the Chernaya

Battle of the Chernaya

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Battle of the Chernaya was a battle by the Chernaya River fought during the Crimean War on August 16, 1855. The battle was fought between Russian troops and a coalition of French, Sardinian and Ottoman troops. The Chernaya River is on the outskirts of Sevastopol. The battle ended in a Russian retreat and a victory for the French, Turks and Sardinians. The battle was planned as an offensive by the Russians with the aim of forcing the Allied forces (French, British, Sardinian, and Ottoman) to retreat and abandon their siege of Sevastopol. Czar Alexander III had ordered his commander in chief in the Crimea, Prince Michael Gorchakov to attack the besieging forces before they were reinforced further. The Czar hoped that by gaining a victory, he could force a more favorable resolution to the conflict. Gorchakov didn't think that an attack would be successful but believed the greatest chance of succes to be near the French and Sardinian positions on the Chernaya River.show more

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  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 367g
  • Flu Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135764756
  • 9786135764758