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By Ian Fletcher

On 20 September 1854 the mixed British and French armies faced the Russians on the river Alma within the severe establishing come across of the Crimean battle. This was once the 1st significant conflict the British had fought on eu soil considering the fact that Waterloo virtually forty years before.

In this compelling and meticulously researched examine, Ian Fletcher and Natalia Ishchenko reconstruct the conflict in brilliant element, utilizing many infrequent and unpublished eyewitness money owed from both sides - English, French and Russian. Their groundbreaking paintings offers to be the definitive background of this striking conflict of palms for a few years to return. It additionally supplies a desirable perception into army pondering and association within the 1850s, halfway among the top of the Napoleonic period and the outbreak of the good War.

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