From the doomed attempt to seize the Russian guns by the Light Brigade at Balaclava, to the Siege of Sebastopol itself, artillery played a major part in the Crimean War. This official history of the Royal Artillery Regiment in the conflict is therefore indispensible to a full picture of the war. Colonel Jocelyn’s detailed account of operations opens with a description of the Regiment’s organisation on the eve of the war, and discusses the changes brought about by the experience. Part II of the book deals with the military operations themseves, opening with the Battle of the Alma, the start of the protracted Siege of Sebastopol, the chaotic Battle of Balaclava and the bloody Battle of Inkerman. Although an official history, the author is unsparing in his criticism of errors when they occur. Each section of the book is accompanied by appendixes listing the forces, guns and officers present at each encounter. In addition there are 71 tables, 41 engravings, and ten maps.“…Essential reading for a general view of the war as well as the details of the key part played by the artillery” Major Colin Robins
HISTORY OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY (CRIMEAN PERIOD)
Detailed history of the Royal Artillery during the Crimea – a war in which guns played a big part. A superbly illustrated, interesting official account.