. CHARLES ASHE WINDHAM: A NORFOLK SOLDIER (1810 ' 1870).

Mansfield, H. O


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Lavenham, 1st ed., 1973. 239 pp., 36 ill-plates + 9 maps/diagrams. D.j., 22 x 15cm. V.G.+. Entering the Coldstream Guards as a Lieutenant in 1826, Charles Ashe Windham later commanded the 4th Division during the Crimean War and led the attack on the Redan at Sebastopol in 1855. He was a fervent critic of the mismanagement of the Crimean campaign. He entered Parliament in 1857 but later that year was posted to India where he served at Cawnpore during the Mutiny. He returned to Canada in 1867 as Commander of the Imperial Forces. This biography sheds valuable light on Victorian military life.


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