General Todleben's History of the Defence of Sebastopol, 1854-5: A Review - Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History (Paperback)Sir William Howard Russell (author)
Paperback 340 Pages / Published: 22/03/2012
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The 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.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 340
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
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