The British Army on Campaign (2): The Crimea 1854–56 (Men-at-Arms) (Paperback)

The British Army on Campaign (2): The Crimea 1854–56 (Men-at-Arms) By Michael Barthorp, Pierre Turner (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Michael Barthorp, Pierre Turner (Illustrator)
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In 1854 the British Army was committed to its first major war, namely the Crimean War (1853-1856), against a European power since 1815. The expeditionary force, or 'Army of the East', was despatched to Turkey nominally to support the Ottoman Empire in its war with Russia; but in reality to check, in alliance with France and later Sardinia, Russian ambitions for an outlet to the Mediterranean. Despite many failures in the conduct of operations and administration, the war was won in two years and Russian designs on the Balkans and Levant were thwarted for two decades.

About the Author

Michael Barthorp was educated at Wellington College and was commissioned into the Rifle Brigade in 1946. Demobilized in 1948, he served as a Territorial with The Royal Hampshire Regiment before rejoining the Regular Army in The Northamptonshire Regiment to continue a family tradition, ending his career with the Royal Anglian Regiment in 1968. He published numerous books on the British Army history and costume, including nine titles for the Men-at-Arms series. He lived in Jersey, Channel Islands.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780850458275
ISBN-10: 0850458277
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: November 26th, 1987
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Men-at-Arms