About this book
A gripping narrative history of the Crimean War, a conflict which combined aspects of the modern (photography, frontline newspaper coverage) and the traditional (illiterate soldiers, amateur officers and huge casualties caused by disease). Using rare or unknown memoirs, letters and diaries from all sides, Figes creates a remarkable picture of a significant conflict.
The Crimean War one of the fiercest battles in Russia's history, killing nearly a million men and completely redrawing the map of Europe. Bringing to life soldiers in snow-filled trenches, surgeons on the battlefield and the haunted, fanatical figure of Tsar Nicholas himself, this title tells the human story of a tragic war.