Sharpshooter in the Crimea
The Letters of the CaptainGerald Goodlake VC 1854-56
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
240 Pages, 6.1 x 9.2 in
- December 2022
- In Stock
The letters home to his family by Gerald Goodlake, a young officer in the Coldstream Guards, make remarkable reading. They vividly describe the ill-preparedness of the British Army and the dire conditions experienced by all ranks in the Crimea. Goodlakes views on senior officers were frank to say the least! Most important, Goodlakes initiative and courage in organizing and leading what were Special Forces were rewarded by the award of one of the first Victoria Crosses. Goodlake served in the Crimea from early 1854 to the end two years later.
“Transcribed, edited and annotated by Michael Springman, Sharpshooter in the Crimea provides a unique, informative, and fascinating perspective on the British forces engaged in the Crimean conflict. [V]ery highly recommended as a core addition to 19th Century British Military History collections…” ~Midwest Book Review