Vassili Verestchagin; Autobiographical Sketches

Vassili Verestchagin; Autobiographical Sketches

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...a regiment of St. Petersburg Uhlans, and two regiments of Don Cossacks. Of infantry there had come down one rifle brigade, the Bulgarian militia, and the Uglitch, Kasan, Susdal, and Vladimir regiments of the 16th division. The two last-named regiments had suffered great losses at Plevna, and remained this time in the reserve. The rifle brigade and the Bulgarian militia advanced first, in order to fall on the right flank of the enemy. A terrible fusilade began. Dukmassoff also appeared soon after with a cheery smile but abadly damaged face. He had had a fall on the way and had knocked his face against a tree. " Radetski approves of all that I have done," said Skobeleff to me with an air of satisfaction, showing me a letter he had just received. Here too came an orderly from General Mirski with the news that he had fought a severe battle, and that he had taken the village of Shipka, but that no one was supporting him. I was particularly astonished at the news of the taking of the village of Shipka, which was evidently added to improve the story; for one of Skobeleff's orderlies had been there that very morning with a sotnia of Cossacks, and had not found a soul. I drew Skobeleff's attention to this point. " Ah, Vassily Vassilievitch," said he, "that is it, of course; but, nevertheless, I am bound to accept the statement when I have it in writing from an adjutant-general of H. M. the The cavalry were comriiissioned to turn the enemy's From the left flank, which had openerftfie attack, a number of wounded were moving to the rear.'"'$"fn, however, it was evident that the others also were begirinir'.g' retire. I could not believe my eyes. Hundreds of sol'cliers more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123677549X
  • 9781236775498