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Download Crimea The Last Crusade ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ssia and the West; that it set in motion the conflicts that would dominate the century to comeIn this masterly history Orlando Figes reconstructs the first full conflagration of modernity a global industrialized struggle fought with unusual ferocity and incompetence Drawing on untapped Russian and Ottoman as well as European sources Figes vividly depicts the world at war from the palaces of St Petersburg to the holy sites of Jerusalem; from the young Tolstoy reporting in Sevastopol to Tsar Nicolas haunted by. In this history of the Crimean War by Orlando Figes the fighting does not begin until about a third of the way into the book This is not a weakness however because understanding the events that led to the war is essential for making sense of what followed It was a complex mix of politics economics imperial ambitions and religion in its most arrogant intolerant forms Protestants Roman Catholics multiple minor Catholic sects Russian Orthodox and both moderate and fanatical Muslims were competing often violently for influence and control over the holy sites around Jerusalem Tsar Nicholas I who was rapidly succumbing to hereditary mental instability was convinced by his priests that he was god s chosen agent to expel the Muslims from Europe conuer Constantinople and reconsecrate the Hagia Sophia as a church and extend his empire all the way to EgyptGeorges Clemenceau famously said that War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory This statement encapsulates the Crimean War perfectly It was badly planned badly led and badly supported It was the first of the modern wars where the killing power of the weapons vastly outran the development of tactical doctrine and none of the armies were prepared for the huge numbers of terribly wounded soldiers that resulted The Allies could not even agree on what they were fighting for or what intermediate objectives they should pursue Napoleon III wanted a uick victory to silence criticism at home the British government didn t want to fight at all but found themselves hounded into it by the baying of an irresponsible press and politicians concerned with their own advancement than the good of the countryLord Raglan was chosen to lead the British army Sixty five years old a veteran of Waterloo where he lost an arm to French canon fire he was entirely uneual to the task He was not the most incompetent general ever to command an army there is a lot of competition for that distinction but he made terrible decisions which cost the British important advantages and threw away lives by the thousands Any halfway competent general would have walked all over him Fortunately he was fighting the Russians who had their own crippling military weaknesses including a commanding general who faked being wounded so that he could turn over command and flee the battlefield As always the Russian soldiers were brave hardy and resourceful but their training had consisted almost entirely of parade ground drill and they were badly led at every level They were also initially euipped with muskets with an effective range of 300 yards against the the French and British Mini rifles which were far accurate and lethal to 1200 yards The Ottoman Empire correctly dubbed the sick man of Europe by the Tsar in the years before the war was a collapsing state Fundamentalist factions opposed all forms of modernization leaving it militarily industrially and technically far behind the European powers and corruption was endemic at all levels The Russians had defeated them repeatedly in wars since the 16th century conuering the Crimea and pushing them back on both sides of the Black SeaIt is worth noting that there were no good guys in these wars The Russians behaved like they behaved in Germany in the closing days of World War II with massacres and mass expulsions everywhere they got the upper hand The Turks for their part were no better After putting down a revolt on the island of Chios they hung 20000 people and expelled 70000 to slave markets leaving the island almost depopulatedThe British and the French were reluctant allies The Napoleonic wars were for them only as distant as the war in Vietnam is for us today and there were many veterans still alive to keep the fires of distrust burning However neither country was willing to allow the Russians to dominate the Middle East so they entered into a complicated relationship where they spent as much time worrying that their ally was trying to use them to further its own political and economic interests as they did trying to win the warThe British had the stronger navy but the French army was vastly superior in training logistics leadership and professionalism France provided two thirds of the ground troops the majority of whom had experience fighting in Algeria They also had a conscript based system so most of their soldiers were peasants and thus adept at shooting foraging scouting and building shelters Their officers lived among them sharing their hardships and gaining their confidence When the French and British armies first put ashore the French arrived with an entire logistical support system hospitals bakeries repair facilities veterinarians and everything else needed to sustain an army in the field The British soldiers arrived with nothing but their packs and riflesThe British army at this time was at its nadir in terms of professionalism and competence It was just starting to make the transition from aristocratic pastime to a merit based organization and was filled with officers who owed their rank and position to their influence at court Five of Lord Raglan s ADCs were nephews of his At the outbreak of war two thirds of the regular army was overseas on colonial duties so there was a rush to recruit anyone who was willing to join up in return for a recruitment bounty The ranks were filled with debtors and the city underclasses and their performance showed it Although they were able to learn the simplified rifle drill of the day they had no experience fending for themselves in the country and suffered greatly They arrived for the siege of Sevastopol with only their summer uniforms because how many times has this happened the Army was sure the fighting would be over before winter When the government did realize it needed to provide winter gear the ships carrying winter coats and other essential cold weather euipment were lost in a freak storm as they sat offshore waiting to unloadBritish enlisted personnel suffered horribly during the winter with thousands dying of exposure frostbite and disease Their situation was not helped by Raglan s decision to have them spend the winter on the exposed hilltops overlooking Sevastopol rather than keeping most of them in the sheltered valleys below Medical care for the sick and wounded was nightmarish almost medieval in its primitive barbarity Lord Raglan did not want these troops cluttering up his rear area so he sent them to hospitals in northern Anatolia aboard overloaded transports many of them crammed onto open decks without so much as a blanket Mortality rates were what would be expected Even those who survived to reach the hospitals found them a horrific experience of overcrowded wards and too few competent medical personnel Florence Nightingale deserves all the praise she has received for bringing order to this chaos often over the strenuous resistance of the official medical staffs who could not abide the thought of a woman with authorityWhile the enlisted soldiers suffered the officers did not Attending to the well being of their troops was not a priority for officers at this time that was a matter for the sergeants and the army support staff Officers lived apart from their units often miles away The senior among them lived comfortably in reuisitioned houses and even junior officers could find the means to construct secure shelters with furniture stone floors and stoves Coal was never a problem The army brought in vast uantities of it and allocated a daily ration to all personnel officer and enlisted For the enlisted however it meant a six or seven mile trek to the port in freezing weather and up and down steep hills and ravines Few of them made the journey so there was always plenty for the officers who could send their servants to get as much as they wantedIn any case many officers did not spend the cold months in Sevastopol anyway They could reuest to spend the winter in warmer cosmopolitan places such as Constantinople and only returned when spring had arrived Officers freuently had no idea what their troops were enduring and expressed surprise when they read about it in newspaper stories from home This was a time when becoming an officer meant coming from a good family knowing how to read and being brave dashing and stupidEventually the tide of battle turned from stalemate to favor the Allies They started to get organized brought in and artillery and began relying heavily on private contractors to manage logistics such as building a railroad from the British port to the front line sector They were successful in cutting off most of the Russian supply lines and their continual bombardments inflicted casualties the Russians could not sustain The key to the defense of Sevastopol was the powerful bastions that circled the city and the key to the bastions was the critical and well fortified Malakov heights below which the entire city lay exposed The French took Malakov with a powerful artillery barrage followed by a massive infantry assault Casualties were horrendous as the soldiers charged directly into massed cannon and musket fire but eventually they were successful The British attacked and won a smaller bastion to the west of Malakov but their success was only possible with the French victoryAt that point Sevastopol became indefensible and plans were made for evacuating the city The Russians were fortunate to have a brilliant engineer who built a long pontoon bridge that others said was impossible and what remained of the city was demolished as the troops left Among the very last to go was Leo Tolstoy in command of an artillery batteryNegotiations then began to find a way to end the war The French public was tired of the fighting and Napoleon III had had his great victory with the capture of the city so the sooner the war ended the better for France Britain wanted to continue fighting because they had sacrificed so many soldiers without ever achieving a clear victory Russia knew they needed to end the fighting but wanted what they considered honorable terms Eventually something was worked out Russia felt the treaty was a national humiliation and immediately set about undermining it Within twenty years they had regained everything the treaty had taken awayIf war is a series of catastrophes that end in victory the catastrophes of the Crimean War did not stop with the peace treaty Russia began an even greater push to remove Muslims from around the Black Sea murdering and expelling hundreds of thousands Meanwhile armed Muslim bands too much of a rabble to be called soldiers attacked the Christian settlements in the Circassian region In addition to rape and pillage their goal was to kidnap children for sale in the slave markets of ConstantinopleSo what was the cost For Britain 98000 soldiers and sailors were sent to the Crimea and 20813 died 80% of them from sickness or disease France sent 310000 one in three did not return home Turkey had 120000 casualties almost half of the total troops involved Russia s losses can only be guessed the official count is 450015 deaths but estimates run as high as 600000The war started because of the Tsar s messianic pride it continued because once soldiers started dying the public demanded pageantry and victories It ended when the countries involved were losing public support and were willing to settle for whatever terms they could get Nothing was resolved no one s honor was vindicated Politicians today still make foolish decisions and involve their countries in pointless wars Nothing gained in the fighting comes remotely close to making up for the bloodshed and loss of national treasure The Crimean War was not the first meaningless war and it was not the last Such is the human condition Junie B Jones is a Party Animal Doll unusual ferocity and incompetence Drawing on Forever Pucked Pucked #4 untapped Russian and Ottoman as well as European sources Figes vividly depicts the world at war from the palaces of St Petersburg to the holy sites of Jerusalem; from the young Tolstoy reporting in Sevastopol to Tsar Nicolas haunted by. In this history of the Crimean War by Orlando Figes the fighting does not begin The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright A Complete Catalog until about a third of the way into the book This is not a weakness however because Mica Rebel Wayfarers MC #1 understanding the events that led to the war is essential for making sense of what followed It was a complex mix of politics economics imperial ambitions and religion in its most arrogant intolerant forms Protestants Roman Catholics multiple minor Catholic sects Russian Orthodox and both moderate and fanatical Muslims were competing often violently for influence and control over the holy sites around Jerusalem Tsar Nicholas I who was rapidly succumbing to hereditary mental instability was convinced by his priests that he was god s chosen agent to expel the Muslims from Europe conuer Constantinople and reconsecrate the Hagia Sophia as a church and extend his empire all the way to EgyptGeorges Clemenceau famously said that War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory This statement encapsulates the Crimean War perfectly It was badly planned badly led and badly supported It was the first of the modern wars where the killing power of the weapons vastly outran the development of tactical doctrine and none of the armies were prepared for the huge numbers of terribly wounded soldiers that resulted The Allies could not even agree on what they were fighting for or what intermediate objectives they should pursue Napoleon III wanted a El Paraiso uick victory to silence criticism at home the British government didn t want to fight at all but found themselves hounded into it by the baying of an irresponsible press and politicians concerned with their own advancement than the good of the countryLord Raglan was chosen to lead the British army Sixty five years old a veteran of Waterloo where he lost an arm to French canon fire he was entirely The Midnight Rake Three Regency Rogues #3 uneual to the task He was not the most incompetent general ever to command an army there is a lot of competition for that distinction but he made terrible decisions which cost the British important advantages and threw away lives by the thousands Any halfway competent general would have walked all over him Fortunately he was fighting the Russians who had their own crippling military weaknesses including a commanding general who faked being wounded so that he could turn over command and flee the battlefield As always the Russian soldiers were brave hardy and resourceful but their training had consisted almost entirely of parade ground drill and they were badly led at every level They were also initially euipped with muskets with an effective range of 300 yards against the the French and British Mini rifles which were far accurate and lethal to 1200 yards The Ottoman Empire correctly dubbed the sick man of Europe by the Tsar in the years before the war was a collapsing state Fundamentalist factions opposed all forms of modernization leaving it militarily industrially and technically far behind the European powers and corruption was endemic at all levels The Russians had defeated them repeatedly in wars since the 16th century conuering the Crimea and pushing them back on both sides of the Black SeaIt is worth noting that there were no good guys in these wars The Russians behaved like they behaved in Germany in the closing days of World War II with massacres and mass expulsions everywhere they got the The Lost Continent Travels in Small Town America upper hand The Turks for their part were no better After putting down a revolt on the island of Chios they hung 20000 people and expelled 70000 to slave markets leaving the island almost depopulatedThe British and the French were reluctant allies The Napoleonic wars were for them only as distant as the war in Vietnam is for Alison's Fierce Ugly Halloween Hyperion Chapters us today and there were many veterans still alive to keep the fires of distrust burning However neither country was willing to allow the Russians to dominate the Middle East so they entered into a complicated relationship where they spent as much time worrying that their ally was trying to A Wife Watching Fantasy Gone Too Far use them to further its own political and economic interests as they did trying to win the warThe British had the stronger navy but the French army was vastly superior in training logistics leadership and professionalism France provided two thirds of the ground troops the majority of whom had experience fighting in Algeria They also had a conscript based system so most of their soldiers were peasants and thus adept at shooting foraging scouting and building shelters Their officers lived among them sharing their hardships and gaining their confidence When the French and British armies first put ashore the French arrived with an entire logistical support system hospitals bakeries repair facilities veterinarians and everything else needed to sustain an army in the field The British soldiers arrived with nothing but their packs and riflesThe British army at this time was at its nadir in terms of professionalism and competence It was just starting to make the transition from aristocratic pastime to a merit based organization and was filled with officers who owed their rank and position to their influence at court Five of Lord Raglan s ADCs were nephews of his At the outbreak of war two thirds of the regular army was overseas on colonial duties so there was a rush to recruit anyone who was willing to join Batman No Man's Land up in return for a recruitment bounty The ranks were filled with debtors and the city Catching Kate Acceptance #15 underclasses and their performance showed it Although they were able to learn the simplified rifle drill of the day they had no experience fending for themselves in the country and suffered greatly They arrived for the siege of Sevastopol with only their summer The Simple Prince uniforms because how many times has this happened the Army was sure the fighting would be over before winter When the government did realize it needed to provide winter gear the ships carrying winter coats and other essential cold weather euipment were lost in a freak storm as they sat offshore waiting to The Raising The Torch Keeper #3 unloadBritish enlisted personnel suffered horribly during the winter with thousands dying of exposure frostbite and disease Their situation was not helped by Raglan s decision to have them spend the winter on the exposed hilltops overlooking Sevastopol rather than keeping most of them in the sheltered valleys below Medical care for the sick and wounded was nightmarish almost medieval in its primitive barbarity Lord Raglan did not want these troops cluttering Space Vampire Choose Your Own Adventure #71 up his rear area so he sent them to hospitals in northern Anatolia aboard overloaded transports many of them crammed onto open decks without so much as a blanket Mortality rates were what would be expected Even those who survived to reach the hospitals found them a horrific experience of overcrowded wards and too few competent medical personnel Florence Nightingale deserves all the praise she has received for bringing order to this chaos often over the strenuous resistance of the official medical staffs who could not abide the thought of a woman with authorityWhile the enlisted soldiers suffered the officers did not Attending to the well being of their troops was not a priority for officers at this time that was a matter for the sergeants and the army support staff Officers lived apart from their Seven Week Itch units often miles away The senior among them lived comfortably in reuisitioned houses and even junior officers could find the means to construct secure shelters with furniture stone floors and stoves Coal was never a problem The army brought in vast Calling Uncle uantities of it and allocated a daily ration to all personnel officer and enlisted For the enlisted however it meant a six or seven mile trek to the port in freezing weather and 12 Blessings of Christmas up and down steep hills and ravines Few of them made the journey so there was always plenty for the officers who could send their servants to get as much as they wantedIn any case many officers did not spend the cold months in Sevastopol anyway They could reuest to spend the winter in warmer cosmopolitan places such as Constantinople and only returned when spring had arrived Officers freuently had no idea what their troops were enduring and expressed surprise when they read about it in newspaper stories from home This was a time when becoming an officer meant coming from a good family knowing how to read and being brave dashing and stupidEventually the tide of battle turned from stalemate to favor the Allies They started to get organized brought in and artillery and began relying heavily on private contractors to manage logistics such as building a railroad from the British port to the front line sector They were successful in cutting off most of the Russian supply lines and their continual bombardments inflicted casualties the Russians could not sustain The key to the defense of Sevastopol was the powerful bastions that circled the city and the key to the bastions was the critical and well fortified Malakov heights below which the entire city lay exposed The French took Malakov with a powerful artillery barrage followed by a massive infantry assault Casualties were horrendous as the soldiers charged directly into massed cannon and musket fire but eventually they were successful The British attacked and won a smaller bastion to the west of Malakov but their success was only possible with the French victoryAt that point Sevastopol became indefensible and plans were made for evacuating the city The Russians were fortunate to have a brilliant engineer who built a long pontoon bridge that others said was impossible and what remained of the city was demolished as the troops left Among the very last to go was Leo Tolstoy in command of an artillery batteryNegotiations then began to find a way to end the war The French public was tired of the fighting and Napoleon III had had his great victory with the capture of the city so the sooner the war ended the better for France Britain wanted to continue fighting because they had sacrificed so many soldiers without ever achieving a clear victory Russia knew they needed to end the fighting but wanted what they considered honorable terms Eventually something was worked out Russia felt the treaty was a national humiliation and immediately set about Against The Grain undermining it Within twenty years they had regained everything the treaty had taken awayIf war is a series of catastrophes that end in victory the catastrophes of the Crimean War did not stop with the peace treaty Russia began an even greater push to remove Muslims from around the Black Sea murdering and expelling hundreds of thousands Meanwhile armed Muslim bands too much of a rabble to be called soldiers attacked the Christian settlements in the Circassian region In addition to rape and pillage their goal was to kidnap children for sale in the slave markets of ConstantinopleSo what was the cost For Britain 98000 soldiers and sailors were sent to the Crimea and 20813 died 80% of them from sickness or disease France sent 310000 one in three did not return home Turkey had 120000 casualties almost half of the total troops involved Russia s losses can only be guessed the official count is 450015 deaths but estimates run as high as 600000The war started because of the Tsar s messianic pride it continued because once soldiers started dying the public demanded pageantry and victories It ended when the countries involved were losing public support and were willing to settle for whatever terms they could get Nothing was resolved no one s honor was vindicated Politicians today still make foolish decisions and involve their countries in pointless wars Nothing gained in the fighting comes remotely close to making A Change in Our Marriage up for the bloodshed and loss of national treasure The Crimean War was not the first meaningless war and it was not the last Such is the human condition

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Download Crimea The Last Crusade ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Dreams of religious salvation; from the ordinary soldiers and nurses on the battlefields to the women and children in towns under siegeOriginal magisterial alive with voices of the time The Crimean War is a historical tour de force whose depiction of ethnic cleansing and the West's relations with the Muslim world resonates with contemporary overtones At once a rigorous original study and a sweeping panoramic narrative The Crimean War is the definitive account of the war that mapped the terrain for today's wor. A solid well written general history of the Crimean WarFiges describes the history of the war from all sides and his coverage of the war s origins is particularly strong Although many of the wars after the Napoleonic era seemed like minor affairs Figes stresses that the Crimean War was most definitely not and he rams home the huge amount of casualties among combatants and civilians how primitive the Russian war effort could be and how amateurish the British could be Figes is not terribly sympathetic to Lord RaglanFiges also ably discusses the war s conseuences describing how it disrupted the post Napoleonic Concert of Europe how Sardinia s role contributed to France s decision to intervene in Italy and how postwar Russia turned to domestic reform and became even suspicious of western Europe Figes also emphasizes the war s status as the first to be brought about by the pressure of the press and by public opinion Some and better maps would have helped though and Figes coverage of events in the Baltic Anatolia and the Caucasus might strike some as relatively sparse Also Figes writes that the Austro Hungarians were in constant retreat in the Balkans they were The military operations take up only about a third of the narrative and Figes doesn t always provide much analysis or explanation here Figes also writes that the war was the first total war but this argument seems underdeveloped He also argues that millet system contributed to the Ottomans decline although the replacement of the millet system with nationalism seems plausible Elsewhere Figes writes that the war was primarily religious but the rhetoric of the time wasn t terribly uniue and it does seem like empire and the Eastern uestion were significant He also argues that public opinion was a major factor in the war s origins which might be true for Britain probably less so in FranceA balanced insightful and engaging history Lost Souls under siegeOriginal magisterial alive with voices of the time The Crimean War is a historical tour de force whose depiction of ethnic cleansing and the West's relations with the Muslim world resonates with contemporary overtones At once a rigorous original study and a sweeping panoramic narrative The Crimean War is the definitive account of the war that mapped the terrain for today's wor. A solid well written general history of the Crimean WarFiges describes the history of the war from all sides and his coverage of the war s origins is particularly strong Although many of the wars after the Napoleonic era seemed like minor affairs Figes stresses that the Crimean War was most definitely not and he rams home the huge amount of casualties among combatants and civilians how primitive the Russian war effort could be and how amateurish the British could be Figes is not terribly sympathetic to Lord RaglanFiges also ably discusses the war s conseuences describing how it disrupted the post Napoleonic Concert of Europe how Sardinia s role contributed to France s decision to intervene in Italy and how postwar Russia turned to domestic reform and became even suspicious of western Europe Figes also emphasizes the war s status as the first to be brought about by the pressure of the press and by public opinion Some and better maps would have helped though and Figes coverage of events in the Baltic Anatolia and the Caucasus might strike some as relatively sparse Also Figes writes that the Austro Hungarians were in constant retreat in the Balkans they were The military operations take Swamp Foetus up only about a third of the narrative and Figes doesn t always provide much analysis or explanation here Figes also writes that the war was the first total war but this argument seems Shadows underdeveloped He also argues that millet system contributed to the Ottomans decline although the replacement of the millet system with nationalism seems plausible Elsewhere Figes writes that the war was primarily religious but the rhetoric of the time wasn t terribly The House on Tradd Street uniue and it does seem like empire and the Eastern The Horizon The Royal Marines Saga uestion were significant He also argues that public opinion was a major factor in the war s origins which might be true for Britain probably less so in FranceA balanced insightful and engaging history

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Download Crimea The Last Crusade ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB From the great storyteller of modern Russian historians Financial Times the definitive account of the forgotten war that shaped the modern ageThe Charge of the Light Brigade Florence Nightingale these are the enduring icons of the Crimean War Less well known is that this savage war 1853 1856 killed almost a million soldiers and countless civilians; that it enmeshed four great empires the British French Turkish and Russian in a battle over religion as well as territory; that it fixed the fault lines between Ru. Excellent This is actually three books The first one up to p 140 or so is about the origins of the Crimean war At the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem Catholic and Orthodox Christians would fight each other to the death for the right to say be the first to celebrate the Easter Mass Disingenuously Nicholas I of Russia used a concern for the Orthodox living under Turkish rule as an opportunity for imperialist expansion He really wanted to partition Turkey Russophobic Britain was having none of it They believed not without reason that Russia wanted India This pushed them into an alliance with France to challenge Russia when it occupied the Danubian Principalities Ottoman territoryThe second book is an account of the conflict itself which was brutal and marked by an appalling lack of planning and leadership on all but the French side For the British it devolves to the point of travesty The incompetence of British officers leaves one astonished gaping For example no provision was made for the Crimea s harsh winter because British leaders thought it would be a short campaign When the harsh weather came the ensuing tragedy had to make headlines in London before asses were gotten in gear and the appropriate supplies made available By then of course it was too late for the first winter The tommies in their made for summer tents soaked through for months at a time died in their thousandsThe third and final book is on the aftermath of the war How it affected the principal combatants France Britain Russia Turkey economically and politically Russia s humiliating loss became a significant factor in her decision to free the serfs One can t after all fight with an army of slaves there s a certain problem of motivation Tolstoy was at the Siege of Sevastopol and his comments taken from Sevastopal Sketches as well as his letters deepen the book in surprising ways The first great battle fought in the fog at Balaclava is a breathtaking read What I liked most was the way the book served as a linking narrative for me to many events I had already read about from Napoleon s Retreat from Moscow in 1812 through World War II Written in simple declarative prose there is little or no use of tedious novelistic devices I warmly recommend The Crimean War Now if you would be so kind please sign the Charter for Compassion at Peace bar


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  • Hardcover
  • 575
  • Crimea The Last Crusade
  • Orlando Figes
  • English
  • 14 September 2018
  • 9780805074604