RUSSIAN WAR, 1855 : BLACK SEA. OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE.

Dewar, Captain A. C. (Ed.).


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Navy Records Society, 1st.ed., 1945. 486 pp., 2 maps (fldg.). Blue/white buckram; gilt ; edges uncut. 24 x 16cm. Upper corners bumped o/w V.G.+. From the library of Westfield College, presented by Prof. B. M. I. White in 1970 and signed by "L. R. B. White, 12 / 7 / 1946". Beatrice Mary Irene White (1902-1986) was a literary scholar of some renown and was closely associated with the University of London and Queen Mary College. In 1939 she took up a teaching post at Westfield College, London, where she spent the rest of her professional life. See her distinguished career and her literary & historic publications in the DNB. [ See also Numbers 31 & 32 above ] This is the correspondence between the Admiralty and Rear-Admiral Lyons respecting naval operations in the Black Sea during 1855 – the Crimean War. The letters were first printed for the use of the Cabinet in January 1856 and are reprinted here for the first time in this wartime volume from the Navy Records Society, based on the copy in the Admiralty Library. The letters contain a great deal of valuable information and throw new light on the naval actions undertaken in the Black Sea during 1855. They also describe the political background which had such a major influence on events that were to lead to an unsatisfactory conclusion to the war.


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