Crimea by Trevor Royle
The Great n War, 1854-1856

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The Crimean War is one of history's most compelling subjects. It encompassed human suffering, woeful leadership and maladministration on a grand scale. It created a heroic myth out of the disastrous Charge of the Light Brigade and, in Florence Nightingale, it produced one of history's great heroes. New weapons were introduced; trench combat became a fact of daily warfare outside Sebastopol; medical innovation saved countless soldiers' lives that would otherwise have been lost. The war paved the way for the greater conflagration which broke out in 1914 and greatly prefigured the current situation in Eastern Europe.

About Trevor Royle

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Trevor Royle is a well-known, highly respected writer on the history of war and empire who has written many books. He is an Associate Editor of the Sunday Herald and he is a regular commentator on international affairs for BBC radio. He lives in Edinburgh.
Published December 23, 2014 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade. 596 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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A thorough, engaging account of the causes, events, and consequences of the Crimean War by Sunday Herald journalist and popular historian Royle (Precipitous City, 1980, etc.)

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Thorough and informative, this scholarly book will interest readers of history and military history alike;

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it is the inconclusive end of the war after which none of the major and minor (Turkey and Sardinia) participants had achieved any of its major war aims;

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