Автор: Michael Mawson
Название: Eyewitness in the Crimea
Издательство: Greenhill Books 2001
Размер: 208 MB
Кол-во страниц: 320
George Frederick 'Fred' Dallas wrote 137 letters to his family and friends while on active service in the Crimea. A company commander in the 46th Foot, his first letters reflect a soldier's enthusiasm, but within weeks of arriving excitement has turned to disbelief at the continual misjudgement of his leaders. By contrast, Dallas' reports on the casual bravery of his comrades recognize the true heroes of a mismanaged campaign. Extensive notes and research by the editor provides the identities of those who in the original manuscript were severely criticized but not named.