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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 commencing stumble upon of the Crimean battle. This used to be the 1st significant conflict the British had fought on eu soil in view that Waterloo nearly forty years before.

In this compelling and meticulously researched learn, Ian Fletcher and Natalia Ishchenko reconstruct the conflict in shiny element, utilizing many infrequent and unpublished eyewitness bills from both sides - English, French and Russian. Their groundbreaking paintings grants to be the definitive historical past of this remarkable conflict of fingers for a few years to return. It additionally offers a desirable perception into army considering and association within the 1850s, halfway among the tip of the Napoleonic period and the outbreak of the nice War.

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