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MOORHOUSE, GEOFFREY.
Hell's Foundations: A Social History of the Town of Bury in the Aftermath of the Gallipoli Campaign.
New York, Henry Holt. 1992, First American Edition. (ISBN: 0805017682) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 256 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w maps. "With a population at the time (of the First World War) of only 50,000, Bury was home base to the Lancashire Fusiliers, and though they were but one of eighty-four British regiments serving at Gallipoli, they suffered grievous losses - nearly 2,000 officers and men fell in the nine-month assault. In this original and haunting book, Geoffrey Moorhouse examines the effect Gallipoli has had for three quarters of a century on this Lancashire town. Using a wide range of sources - newspapers of the day, regimental archives, parish records, Imperial War Museum documents, Public Record Office papers, as well as the private papers and diaries of locals (both civilian and military), and interviews with the remaining survivors and their families - he reconstructs a social history of the town in light of the military disasters that befell it. Here is the town on the eve of war and the town cheering its men as they marched off to war. And here is the town as the news of the catastrophe gradually filtered back from the front. Here is Bury in conflict, struggling with its fierce patriotism and the demoralization Gallipoli brought, trying to reconcile romantic ideals with grim reality as the war dragged on for three more years and the death total neared 14,000. And here is the aftermath of the war, the broken families and broken men, in a country that wanted to forget the war and get on with life. Finally, here is the town today, having reached beyond grief, celebrating every Gallipoli Sunday in a salute that has metamorphosed from disaster to legend. This is social history at its best, a close-focus view of the way ordinary people coped with extraordinary events. Filled with tales of courage and fear, generosity and meanspiritedness, broken hopes and broken faith, it speaks to us out of a common concern with the human condition." Slight wrinkling at bottom of spine, small scuff on front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top of spine, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 23269
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1556]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Bury, Lancashire, Social Conditions, Fusiliers, British Army, Turkey, Campaigns, Gallipoli, Anzacs, Edward George Villiers Derby, Ian Hamilton, John Hill, George Horridge, Keneally, Xx, Medals, Decorations, Scowcroft, Bob Spencer, Richard Willis, First Wo

 
MORRIS, JOSEPH E.
North Wales. The 'beautiful Britain' Series.
Adam & Charles Black, London, 1911.. 64 pp, 8vo (9" H), hard cover (medium blue cloth with dark blue lettering, banding and decorations on spine and front board, colour pastedown on front board) - no dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, tipped-in colour frontispiece and 10 colour plates - collated. Contents: Llangollen and the Vale of Clwyd; The North Coast from Conway to Carnarvon; Snowdon and the Mountains of Carnarvonshire; The Mountains of Merioneth; Index. Very light browning and scattered light foxing marks on textpages an d endpapers, light browning and tiny foxing marks on fore-edge and bottom of textblock, a few tiny soiling specks in margin of pages 62 & 63, tiny liquid stain at fore-edge of last illustration page, very light edge wear to boards, tiny din t a t b o t t om of front board, darkening to top edge of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to spine color. Good+.
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Book number: 20558
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | £UK 14.75 | JP¥ 2075]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: North Wales, Illustrated Books, A. & C. Black, Llangollen, Vale Clwyd, Conway, Carnarvon, Snowdon, Carnarvonshire, Merioneth, Mountains, Scenery, Bettws-Y-Coed, Benarth, Penmaenmawr, Great Orme's Head, Bangor, Penrhyn Castle, Capel Curig, Llugwy, Be

 
MORTON, ANDREW.
Inside Kensington Palace.
London, Michael O'Mara. 1987. (ISBN: 0948397969) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 176 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "Kensington Palace, for years a forgotten semi-derelict royal residence described by Edward VII as an 'aunt heap', is today the decorous London home of some of the most famous members of the royal family. Among its inmates are the charismatic royal headline makers, the Prince and Princess of Wales; the stylish and ambitious Princess Michael of Kent; the more sombre and sober Duke and Duchess of Gloucester; and Princess Margaret, once, like her younger female relatives, considered fair game by the world's press but now largely ignored by the media and enjoying a quiet and very comfortable life. (This book) takes the general public - normally only allowed access to the State Apartments - on a tour of discovery into the private residences of four royal households, revealing the intimate and formerly secret details of their day-to-day lives. We learn of an old teddy bear that every night is tucked up into the bed of England's next monarch; of the Princess who likes to ride in her chauffeur-driven car with the interior lights on so she can be clearly seen by the 'peasants' in the street; and of the teetotal Duke who insured his wedding anniversary celebrations against a cancellation by Britain's possible defeat in the Falklands War. (It) is about royalty behind closed doors. (The author) lets us see how the royals behave when they think the world isn't looking. He portrays these royal super-stars as human beings who have the same sort of loves and hates, jealousies and fears as the rest of us." Minor edge rubbing on boards, small scuff at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+/Very Good+.
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Book number: 22754
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | £UK 14.75 | JP¥ 2075]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Palaces, Kensington Palace, Royal Family, British, Prince Charles, Wales, Princess Diana, Michael Kent, Margaret, Princesses, Princes, Duke Gloucester, Duchess, Decorating, Architecture, Alice, Athlone, William, Alexandra, Marina, Viscount Linley, London,

 
MYATT, FREDERICK. FOREWORD BY MAJOR-GENERAL P.F.A. SIBBALD.
The British Infantry 1660-1945.
Poole, Blandford Press. 1983, First Edition. (ISBN: 0713713925) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 227 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "(T)here is an essential uniformity of armament, organization, tactics and purpose without which individual battalions could not act together effectively. It is this aspect (of the British Infantry) with which Frederick Myatt is most concerned. The English Civil War saw the first formation of a professional standing army in Britain. This book chronicles 300 years of the major campaigns, successes and failures of the British Infantry and also charts the organizational and tactical changes that the Infantry underwent. The Seven Years War, the Peninsular War, the South African War and the two World Wars are described in considerable detail. A recurring theme is the running down of the Infantry after each campaign, often leaving it unable to cope with the demands of an expanding Empire and the threats to its security. The author also highlights the importance of the American War of Independence, the various colonial wars of the nineteenth century and the South African War - wars fought against unconventional enemies and requiring radical changes in tactics and regimental structure. Another important aspect in the Infantry's development was the systematic introduction of its weapons - the bayonet, the flintlock musket, the rifle, the machine gun and the mortar. These changed the shape of the Infantry, eventually producing one of the finest fighting corps in the world." Place, date and initials written in ink on front free endpaper; minor soiling on top of text block and at top of front pastedown; light waviness to fore-edge of text block; tiny bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light rubbing, small dent on spine, a series of light line indentations on front panel, very light edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good-.
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Book number: 25366
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1556]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: British Army, Infantry, Organization, Tactics, Armament, English Civil War, Campaigns, Seven Years War, Peninsular War, South African War, World War Ii First World War, American War Independence, Colonial Wars, Regiments, Regimental Structure, Bayonets, F

 
NEILLANDS, ROBIN.
The Wars of the Roses.
London, Brockhampton. 1999, Reprint. (ISBN: 1860199976) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 223 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps, genealogical table. "The vicious wars between the English noble houses of York and Lancaster marked the end of medieval England and the birth of the Renaissance. The end of that thirty-year period of strife and bloodshed, which succeeding generations have called the Wars of the Roses, saw the collapse of the great Plantagenet dynasty, rulers of all England and much of France for over three hundred years, and the rise of the Tudors, destined to dominate English political life during the next century, following the triumph of Henry Tudor over Richard III at Bosworth Field. Robin Neillands tells this tale in clear and uncomplicated language, unravelling a fascinating and complex story to bring this period in England's history vividly to life. He also investigates the mysteries concerning the sudden marriage of Edward IV, the seizure of Edward's throne by his brother Richard of Gloucester and the murder of Richard's nephews, the Princes in the Tower.". Very Good+/Very Good+.
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Book number: 9035
USD 14.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 | £UK 10.5 | JP¥ 1452]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: York, Lancaster, Civil Wars, Wars of Roses, Medieval England, Plantagenet, Kings, Tudors, Politics, Political Life, Henry Tudor, Richard Iii, Bosworth Field, Battles, Gloucester, Princes in Tower, Beauchamp, Beaufort, Charles Vii, Courtenay, Edmund Duke S

 
LUCAS, NETLEY AND GRAHAM, EVELYN. FOREWORD BY SIR JAMES PURVES-STEWART.
My Selves.
London, Arthur Barron. 1934, First Edition. Hard Cover. 355 pp, 8 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. The autobiography of the self-proclaimed "Artistocrat of Crooks". Lucas was a con man who charmed his way through London high society in the early 20th century, using multiple false names and personas. This book was written after his release from prison, having been arrested for attempting to sell a bogus manuscript. He died in 1940. Contents: In the Beginning; Good-Bye to All That Mattered; The House Without Laughter; Purgatory to Paradise; Raffles in Real Life; The Eighth Wonder of the World; Borstal!; Yo! Ho! For the Spanish Main; From Gaol to Journalism; An Atlantic Flight; An American Tragedy; Payment in Full; Two Against the World; Second Canadian Tour; Authorship and Marriage; Give a Dog a Bad Name; New York Nightmare; The Birth of a Notion; From Borstal to Royal Palace; From Dock to Bench!; More Literary Laurels; Wine, Women and Writing; Making Literary History; The Pitcher Begins to Crack; The Marriott Comet; "Eveyln Graham" in Full Cry!; African Adventures; The End of "Evelyn Graham"; By the World Forgot. Bump at bottom corner of front board - migrates into the first few pages, light browning to edges of text block, very light rubbing and some faint color variation on boards, light fading to spine color, small ghost sticker mark at bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few pages with a tiny corner crease, some splitting in paper at rear inside hinge - hinge holding well, two small light stains in top margin of page 39, dog-ear crease at top corner of page 197, light toning in margins of pages. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 29708
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 24.75 | £UK 22 | JP¥ 3112]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Netley Lucas, Biography, Early 20th Century, London, Criminal Psychology, Deviant Behaviour, Hereditary Tendencies, Alcoholism, Theft, Sexuality, Sex, Criminals, Borstal, Journalism, Canada, United States, New York, Criminal Trials, Africa, Confidence Men

 
NEUBURG, VICTOR.
Gone for a Soldier: A History of Life in the British Ranks from 1642.
London, Cassell. 1989, First Edition. (ISBN: 0304322431) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 160 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H). B&w photographs, reproductions. "(A) celebration and investigation of the resourcefulness and cunning of the British soldier over the last three hundred years, in the face of hardship, brutality, boredom and battle. Here is the authentic story of life in the ranks, told with vigour, wit and scholarship. Drawing on a wide range of source material, the distinguished social historian Victor Neuburg provides a comprehensive and fascinating view of service life, from the viewpoint of those Wellington termed 'the scum of the earth'. The author traces the soldier's career through the years from recruitment to pension, with detailed accounts of barrack life, the relationship between camp followers and soldiers, and the strains and privations of active service." Tiny bump at top/bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of rear hinge/spine and at top of rear panel - minor wrinkling elsewhere, very light rubbing, several light line indentations on front panel. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Book number: 24021
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.5 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1815]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Soldiers, British, Army Life, Recruiting, Barracks, Discipline, Barrack, Active Service, Sick, Wounded, English Civil War, Crimean, Food, Drink, Boer, Expeditionary Force, Criminals, Uniforms, Second World, First, Pay, Rank, Regiments, Florence Nightingal

 
ARCH, NIGEL AND MARSCHNER, JOANNA.
Splendour at Court: Dressing for Royal Occasions Since 1700.
London, Unwin Hyman, London, (1987), Ist edition. 1987, First Edition. (ISBN: 0713526610) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 128 pp, 10 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, drawings. "(P)rovides a lively picture of contrasting courtly scenes through the ages. It takes us from the paralysingly formal Court of Queen Anne to the outlandish ostentation of fifty years later when the Prince of Wales's dancing feet twinkled with 30,000 Pounds worth of diamonds attached to his shoe buckles. It conjures up the social butterflies of the Victorian age and a young debutante in the 1920's having difficulty tucking the essential three white feathers into her fashionably bobbed hair style. The fairy tale dresses and gold encrusted uniforms described and illustrated in this book have echoed or defied the fashions of the world right up to the present day. The last debutante to be presented at Court left Buckingham Palace in 1958, but in ceremonies such as the State Opening of Parliament courtly costume and tradition still linger with us." Spine is slightly twisted, minor toning on pastedowns. Dust jacket has light wear at bottom of front flap-fold, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of rear panel, very soft crease down rear panel. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 29697
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | £UK 14.75 | JP¥ 2075]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Court, Courtiers, Fashion, Social History, Clothing, Style, Dresses, Presentation, Parliament, Uniforms, Debutantes, Manners, Customs, Society, 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, Costume, Gowns, London Season, Curtsey, Veils, Headdresses, Gloves, J

 
NOPPEN, J.G.
Royal Westminster: A Study of Its Origin and Building, the Sculpture and Painting and the Coronation Ceremony.
Country Life, London, (1937), revised, enlarged edition.. 129 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates, floor plan. Contents: The Founding of Royal Westminster; Norman Days; The Palace and Abbey of King Henry III; The Middle Ages and Later; Westminster Stories; Westminster As It Is Today; The Coronation; Processions and Banquets; Sculpture; Painting. Very small surface paper pull on free front endpaper and back of frontispiece, minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has several small chips and tears, moderate to heavy soiling - mainly to rear panel and spine, now protected in a mylar sleeve. VG/G-.
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Book number: 10962
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | £UK 14.75 | JP¥ 2075]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Royal Westminster, Abbey, Abbeys, Architecture, Sculpture, Palaces, Construction, Coronation, Ceremonies, Norman, Middle Ages, King Henry Iii, Processions, Banquets, Paintings, Abbots, Kings, Tombs.

 
NUNN, ROBIN, PHOTOGRAPHY.
Happy & Glorious: A Celebration of the Life of Hm Queen Elizabeth Ii.
North Vancouver, Whitecap. 2005, First Canadian Edition. (ISBN: 9781552858134) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 128 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "This delightful celebration of the life of HM Queen Elizabeth II features a unique collection of 80 images of Her Majesty at home and abroad, taken by the world's top, contemporary royal photographer. As well as The Queen's dazzling smile, the book also captures the joy and devotion of real members of the public as they provide first-hand accounts of their meetings with The Queen. (This) is a unique tribute from the people, in words and pictures, to Her Royal Majesty in the year of her 80th birthday." Minor twist to spine, light edgewear at bottom of spine and bottom corners. Dust jacket has minor edgewear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, area of thin line indentations across bottom half of front panel. Very Good/Very Good-.
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Book number: 23039
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.75 | £UK 18.5 | JP¥ 2593]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Queen Elizabeth Ii, British Royal Family, Queens, Crowns, Tiaras, Jewellery, Jewelry, Hats, Fashion, Photography, Photographs, Robin Nunn, Photographic Books, Pictorial Works, 80th Birthday. 9781552858134

 
OTTEWELL, DAVID.
Nottingham's Lost Landmarks on Old Picture Postcards.
Reflections of a Bygone Age, Keyworth, Nottingham, 1992.. 37 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0946245525 'Yesterday's Nottinghamshire' series no. 17. "A postcard trip down memory lane featuring famous Nottingham buildings and statues that are no longer with us." Interior - cigarette od or, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Very Good+.
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Book number: 21355
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1556]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Streetscapes, Goose Fair, Businesses, Albert Hall, Victoria Station, Theatres, Churches, Prison, Palais de Dance, Narrow Marsh, Walter Fountain, Arkwright, Shire Hall.

 
PADFIELD, PETER.
Broke and the Shannon.
London, Hodder and Stoughton. 1968, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket. 246 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w plates, map. " 'Sir, as the 'Chesapeake' appears now ready for sea, I request that you will do me the favor to meet the 'Shannon' with her ship to ship to try the fortune of our respective flags.' So began the challenge to equal combat which Captain Philip Broke sent to Captain Lawrence of the United States frigate 'Chesapeake' on 1st June, 1813. The same afternoon Lawrence sailed to meet him; the engagement which resulted is perhaps the most celebrated single-ship duel in the annals of the Royal Navy. For the challenger, Broke, it was the climax of years of waiting for a chance to distinguish himself, and it succeeded beyond his dreams. In one furious contest the 'Shannon' avenged an unbroken list of five American single-ship victories since the start of the war. (The author) tells the story of Broke's life as it led up to this supreme day and vividly describes the action itself as he has discovered it afresh in contemporary documents and survivors' accounts. As far as possible Broke's own words have been used, in letters to his beloved wife as she waited in Suffolk, in journals and in other papers. He emerges as much more than simply a fighting sailor - he was a sensitive man, lover of flowers and the Latin poets, yet a master gunner whose fascination with scientific devices and ideas on training led to the establishment of the first great gunnery school, 'Excellent', a patriot, a teacher, a loving and beloved husband and father." Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light rubbing, minor wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds - tiny tear at top of spine, minor browning. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Book number: 23879
USD 22.50 [Appr.: EURO 18.75 | £UK 16.5 | JP¥ 2334]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Naval Battles, Engagements, Sailing Ships, Frigates, Warships, Chesapeake, Shannon, Massachusetts Bay, Cape Ann, Royal Navy, American, Philip Vere Broke, Captains, Captain James Lawrence, Halifax, Sailors, Seamen. , Age of Sail, War of 1812, Royal Navy, A

 
PAGE, F.C.G., BRIGADIER. FOREWORD BY ELIZABETH LONGFORD.
Following the Drum: Women in Wellington's Wars.
London, Andre Deutsch. 1986, First Edition. (ISBN: 0233979603) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 150 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w illustrations. "Although the Duke of Wellington's Peninsular War and Waterloo campaigns (1808-15) have been well documented by the great military historians, biographers and diarists of the period, many general readers are unaware that it was the custom of each regiment to be accompanied by a number of wives when it left England to go to war. Now Brigadier Page has unearthed a wealth of fascinating detail about these dedicated women, who made a contribution to morale, and hence to victory, that has never before been fully acknowledged. In an elegant and lively style, he describes the selection process whereby wives drew 'To-Go' of 'Not-to-Go' tickets out of a hat, their life on the troopships and their semi-official role as cooks and washerwomen to the invading army. He also recounts the experiences of the large entourage of Spanish, Portuguese and French women who shared the suffering and dangers endured by their English admirers until the fighting was over, and were very often abandoned when the troops returned home. Many of the women were faithful, courageous and hardworking, others flighty and lacking in discipline, but they all coped with incredible harship in order to keep their families together and to bring some light and comfort into the brutal lives of the fighting soldiers. (This book weaves) authentic historical detail in accounts of individual heroism, tragedy and comedy, all of which are tremendously engaging and very well told. Culled from diaries and memoirs of the men who fought in Wellington's campaigns, and enhanced by contemporary illustrations, these stories make a genuine contribution to scholarship and provide a lasting tribute to the women who followed the drum." Dust jacket has been price clipped, minor wrinkle at top of spine, minor rubbing, wrinkle in laminate on rear panel. Very Good+/Very Good.
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Book number: 23455
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 24.75 | £UK 22 | JP¥ 3112]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Mary Anton, Juana Maria de Los Dolores de Leon, Lady de Lancey, Kincaid, Women, Peninsular War, Wives, Sherer, Rifle Brigade, Waterloo, Nuns, Duke Wellington, Letters, Wheeler, Correspondence, Torres Vedras, Surtees, Camp Followers, 19th Century, Women at

 
PALMER, ALAN.
The Banner of Battle: The Story of the Crimean War.
London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1987, First Edition. (ISBN: 0297790420) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 289 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(P)uts the myths and preconceptions about The Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale, the war guilt of Stratford de Redcliffe, the rivalry between Lord Cardigan and Lord Lucan and the patriotic fervour of the English into perspective. Military and naval events are woven into the context of Great Power politics and diplomacy. The Crimean War, often viewed simply as a dramatic incident in the Eastern Question, emerges as a decisive campaign which lowered the stature of both defeated Russia and non-belligerent Austria, thereby changing the power structure of Europe. (This) is the first comprehensive interpretation of the subject stressing the European and Baltic angles, and so bringing the Crimean War clearly and astutely into focus." Previous owner's name in ink at bottom of front free endpaper, light browning to pages and edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, slight browning on spine. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 29731
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 14.5 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1815]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Crimean War, Crimea, Victorian Wars, Charge of Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale, Stratford de Redcliffe, Lord Cardigan, Lucan, Russia, Austria, France, Baltic, Nurses, Nursing, Elena Pavlovna, Nikola Pirogov, Aberdeen, Fanny Duberly, Russell, Sebastopo

 
PALMER, ALAN.
The Banner of Battle: The Story of the Crimean War.
London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1987, First Edition. (ISBN: 0297790420) Hard Cover with dust jacket. 289 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(P)uts the myths and preconceptions about The Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale, the war guilt of Stratford de Redcliffe, the rivalry between Lord Cardigan and Lord Lucan and the patriotic fervour of the English into perspective. Military and naval events are woven into the context of Great Power politics and diplomacy. The Crimean War, often viewed simply as a dramatic incident in the Eastern Question, emerges as a decisive campaign which lowered the stature of both defeated Russia and non-belligerent Austria, thereby changing the power structure of Europe. (This) is the first comprehensive interpretation of the subject stressing the European and Baltic angles, and so bringing the Crimean War clearly and astutely into focus." Page edges browning lightly. Dust jacket has minor edgewear, light edge wrinkling, light browning to spine. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 8986
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | £UK 14.75 | JP¥ 2075]
Catalogue: British History
Keywords: Crimean War, Crimea, Victorian Wars, Charge of Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale, Stratford de Redcliffe, Lord Cardigan, Lucan, Russia, Austria, France, Baltic, Nurses, Nursing, Elena Pavlovna, Nikola Pirogov, Aberdeen, Fanny Duberly, Russell, Sebastopo

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