THE DESTRUCTION OF LORD RAGLAN: A TRAGEDY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR 1854-55.

Hibbert, Christopher.


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1st ed., 1961. Xxi + 338 pp., 26 plates + 5 plans. D.j., 22 x 15cm. Title on spine of d.j., a little faded o/w V.G.+. This was the first military history of the Crimean War to be written in the twentieth century from primary sources and it was the first biography ever of Lord Raglan. Although the underlying theme of the book is the virulent campaign waged against the Commander-in-Chief by the newspapers, and the Government's abandonment of him, the story of the war as a whole is accurately detailed. The author consulted a mass of family and official papers, diaries and reports, to present a new and authentic picture of this terrible war. He was given full use of all Lord Raglan's private and military papers; of Queen Victoria's papers in the Royal Archives; of the Newcastle, Nightingale and Westmorland papers and of many other important collections. Furthermore, he read many hundreds of letters written by both officers and men and he extended his researches to Russian and French material. The result is this highly authoritative work.


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