Russo-Turkish Naval War 1877-1878

Piotr Olender

Date Published :
May 2017
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Illustration :
B&W Illustrations, Scale plans
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788365281364
Pages : 200
Dimensions : 11.69 X 8.26 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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The Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78 was a conflict between the Ottoman Empire and the Eastern Orthodox coalition led by the Russian Empire and composed of Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, and Montenegro.

Fought in the Balkans and in the Caucasus, it originated in emerging 19th-century Balkan nationalism. Additional factors included Russian hopes of recovering territorial losses suffered during the Crimean War, re-establishing itself in the Black Sea and supporting the political movement attempting to free Balkan nations from the Ottoman Empire.

The background, operations and outcomes are described in detail. All the ships involved, both Russian and Turkish, are described and illustrated with full technical specifications. Profusely illustrated with scale drawings (side views) and illustrations.


“This book will be of great interest to historians and perhaps to modelers as well… Recommended.”

- AMPS Indianapolis

"I don't want to give up which is really a riveting story, but to say the least, the book covers both the land and sea campaigns as well as all the major movements and battles. It is chock full of superb period illustrations and some photographs as well as well drawn maps and explanations of what was going on. While many of the names are not well known outside the region, the author does a superlative job of telling the story and making it come alive... It is a book that will take a while to read, but one that I know you will enjoy. Highly recommended."

- Modeling Madness

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