The Thin Red Line : An eyewitness history of the Crimean War Paperback / softback
A FORGOTTEN VOICES for Victoria's RedcoatsThe Crimean War was the first 'modern' war for the British forces: journalists reported home via the telegraph, a device that also tempted the government to micro-manage the war from the comfort of Whitehall.
It is most famous for the charge of the Light Brigade, celebrated in poetry and film as a classic British military disaster.
It also gave us 'The Thin Red Line', when a handful of British infantry saw off a horde of Russian cavalry. It was the first war in which ordinary British soldiers recorded their experiences - and Julian Spilsbury brings their story to life, together with the very different world of their officers and assorted mistresses.
The army in the Crimea was a microcosm of Victorian society with all its strengths and weaknesses.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 352 pages, 8
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 09/02/2006
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780304367214