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|[an error occurred while processing this directive]|Author: GIBBS, PETER. Title: The Battle of Alma.
Description: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, (1963), Ist edition.. 194 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps, plans, photos, reproductions. "The Russians and Turks went to war in 1854. Britain and France sent armies to aid Turkey, but by the time they arrived in Bulgaria the Turks had already driven the R ussians out. However, the allies were determined to fight: they landed on the Crimean Peninsula, moved overland toward the Russian naval base at Sebastopol, and - 60,000 strong - approached the river Alma. The Russians came out to meet them , d r a w n up on the heights rising from the bank of the river. The battle that followed was a soldier's battle - unplanned and unco-ordinated. It was also the decisive battle of the Crimean War. This book describes not only the actual fightin g b ut t he e ve nts that led to the war, the soldiers who took part in the conflict, and the significance of the Alma in European history." Boards are verly slightly bowed, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clip pe d, ha s l igh t e dgw e wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, delamination on front hinge. Very Good/Very Good-.
Keywords: Crimean War, Crimea, Russia, Turkey, Dardenelles, Peninsula, Infantry, Sebastopol, Alma, Battles, Soldiers, European History. Kourganie Hill, France, Britain.
Price: US$ 16.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 23889
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