The History of the War with Russia; Giving Full Details of the Operations of the Allied Armies Volume 1-2

The History of the War with Russia; Giving Full Details of the Operations of the Allied Armies Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...superior to all others, as to distance them beyond a chance of success. The match commenced with a trial shot by each candidate, to enable him to see that his weapon was in order. Four rounds were then fired, and the victory fell to the soldiers. The best shot was a sergeant of the 20th regiment; after him a corporal of the 77th regiment gained the greatest number of points; the guards' candidate followed, and then Colonel Blane. Captain Ponsonby, though a good shot, was singularly unfortunate on this occasion. The match was witnessed by General Codrington, a numerous assembly of staff and regimental officers, and a large body of soldiers. The brave Sir Colin Campbell, who had returned to the Crimea, rejoined the army on the 14th of February; but he was not to win any more laurels during this struggle, for all the great incidents of the war were over; but such a man needed no addition to his fame: his brilliant courage and soldierlike qualities had covered him with glory already, and made his name familiar as a household word on the lips of the troops. A review, on a grand scale, of the British infantry had been for some time expected in the Crimea. The severity of the weather had caused the ceremony to be postponed once or twice, but it eventually took place on Sunday, the 24th of February. On that occasion, though the morning was bitterly cold, the ground, fortunately, was dry and hard. The site chosen was the brow of a hill behind the guards' camp, and there 25,000 British infantry were assembled for inspection and review by the commander-inchief. Such a number of British troops had not been reviewed at once for a period of forty years. English officers of all arms and departments of the service were present in huudreds; and foreigners, in...
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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236590589
  • 9781236590589