The Crimean War

James Grant

Date Published :
September 2013
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Editor :
Bob Carruthers
Series :
Military History from Primary Sources
Illustration :
approx 20 b/w images and maps
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781781592359
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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This remarkable work features the Crimean War as depicted by the late Victorian military writer James Grant. The material here was first published in 1894, only 40 years after the end of the Crimean War, at a time when many of the participants were still in their sixties. Grant therefore had access to the primary source interviews which are now lost forever.

Originally published as part of the Cassell’s series “British Battles on Land and Sea”, it presents the reader with an intriguing insight into how contemporary writers addressed their subject. They say the past is another country and that is certainly true in this instance.

The contrast between the contemporary Victorian view and the modern view reveals the huge gulf in attitudes. Mr. Grant’s work is clearly ‘of its time’ and reflects the attitudes of the day, which were unashamedly xenophobic, jingoistic and militaristic. It nonetheless repays the reader as it provides us with a unique window on the past and brings the long lost world of Victorian Imperialism into focus.

About The Author

Bob Carruthers is an Emmy Award winning author and historian, who has written extensively on the Great War. A graduate of Edinburgh University, Bob is the author of a number of military history titles including the Amazon best seller The Wehrmacht in Russia.


"This collection contains primary sources on the Crimean War written by late Victorian military and history writer James Grant and first published in 1894 as part of the series British Battles on Land and Sea. They recount the bombardment of Odessa and Bomarsund, Alma, Balaclava, Inkerman, the final bombardment of Sebastopol, the Redan, the bombardment of Sweaborg, Kinburn, the close of the campaign, and the bombardment of Mohammerah."

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