A MOST DESPERATE UNDERTAKING: THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE CRIMEA, 1854-56

By: ALASTAIR MASSIE ( Editor) , History Professor & Member of The Army Historical Research Soc. etc.

Price: £75.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Maroon Boards with gilt titles to spine. 305 x 305 mm approx. 408pp. Lavishly produced and published to coincide with a special exhibition of the unrivalled collection in the National Army Museum. The book tells the story of the British Army's participation in the Crimean War. In ten catalogue sections nearly 500 exhibits are fully described and illustrated in colour and b/w with some fold outs. There are also five maps and 12 essays written by members of the Museum's staff dealing with the catalogue subjects in depth. The catalogue/sub catalogue subjects with essay authors include :- The British Army of 1854 - Uniforms: Gill Brewer, Weapons and Equipment: Sara Jones, The Army of the East - The Army of the Ottoman Empire: Simon Moody, The Landing in the Crimea and the Battle of Alma, The opening of the Siege of Sevastopol and the Battle of Balaklava, The Battle of Inkerman, The Russian Army and the Campaign of Sevastopol: Alan Guy, Administrative Breakdown - Art and War Reportage: Emma Armstrong, The Women of the Crimean War: Sam Doty, Britain's French and Sardinian Allies: Michael Ball, Photography in the Crimea: Kate Wood, Assault on the Redan etc etc Near Fine/Near Fine (Book negligible rubbing to bottom edge of boards and mild bump to bottom corner of front board. No previous owner name or insc. No other defects. Dust Jacket - miniscule rubbing to tips of corners. No other defects. . NB The glossy art paper of the book block results in the tome being very heavy and it will be in excess of 3Kgms when packed. Dependent on shipping destination it may therefore be necessary to seek an additional contribution to p&p. We therefore suggest potential purchasers to seek a quote stating the preferred shipping mode/carrier before ordering. Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale

Title: A MOST DESPERATE UNDERTAKING: THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE CRIMEA, 1854-56

Author Name: ALASTAIR MASSIE ( Editor) , History Professor & Member of The Army Historical Research Soc. etc.

Categories: History, Military / War, Catalogues / Magazines / Comics,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: LONDON, NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM: 2003

ISBN Number: 0901721387

ISBN Number 13: 9780901721389

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 122223

Keywords: THE BRITISH ARMY, CRIMEAN WAR. ARMY UNIFORMS, GILL BREWER, WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT: SARA JONES, OF EAST - OTTOMAN EMPIRE, SIMON MOODY, THE CRIMEA, THE BATTLE ALMA, SIEGE SEVASTOPOL, THE BALAKLAVA, INKERMAN, RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN SEVASTOPOL: ALAN GUY, ART WAR REPORTAGE: EMMA ARMSTRONG, WOMEN WAR: SAM DOTY, BRITAIN'S FRENCH SARDINIAN ALLIES: MICHAEL BALL, PHOTOGRAPHY IN CRIMEA: KATE WOOD, ASSAULT ON REDAN, MILITARY BOOKS, ALASTAIR MASSIE, NATIONAL MUSEUM CHELSEA, ,