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The Thin Red Line
  • Bandtyp: Pocket
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 20060209
  • Antal sidor: 352
  • Vikt i gram: 288
  • ISBN10:0304367214
  • ISBN13:9780304367214

The Thin Red Line

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A FORGOTTEN VOICES for Victoria's Redcoats

The Crimean War was the first 'modern' war for the British forces: journalists reported home via the telegraph, a device that also tempted the government to micro-manage the war from the comfort of Whitehall. It is most famous for the charge of the Light Brigade, celebrated in poetry and film as a classic British military disaster. It also gave us 'The Thin Red Line', when a handful of British infantry saw off a horde of Russian cavalry.

It was the first war in which ordinary British soldiers recorded their experiences - and Julian Spilsbury brings their story to life, together with the very different world of their officers and assorted mistresses. The army in the Crimea was a microcosm of Victorian society with all its strengths and weaknesses.

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