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Highland Brigade in the Crimea - by Lt Col Sterling

Very fortunate to have acquired a good reading copy of this contemporary source book for a few dollars on ebay.The detail is just incredible and yet easy reading.Written by Sir Colin Campbells' ADC.

Recommended for all Crimean War buffs

Re: Highland Brigade in the Crimea - by Lt Col Sterling

Hi Hank,

has it a good description after the battle of Blaclava? Trench warfare etc.

cheers
uwe

Re: Re: Highland Brigade in the Crimea - by Lt Col Sterling

So far, ist wunderbar.Contemporary source.Even mentions French Ambulance Mules, weather conditions smoke sap's/mines.

Book wasnt allowed to be published until 1895, when most of the Charge of the bUffoons involved with the charge of the Light brigade were dead.

Re: Re: Re: Highland Brigade in the Crimea - by Lt Col Sterling

Hi Hank,

so this is the first true report about the charge of the light brigade?

Ambulance mules etc. sounds like a good idea for another special Crimean set going with some older ones in the future

cheers
Uwe

NOTES

the witness gives a small descriptive of the Alma battle Inkerman and the seige

only saw the Heavy brigade charge the light Brigade Charge was out of view.
However there is evidence of "problems"
with young cavalry staff officers even prior to the catastrophe regarding orders.(page 136)

Most of the letters are written from Camp, Battery no.4 north of Balaclava north of Kadiokoi.Great detail on administrtional deficiences and french better organised.Much on the seige and even mentions railway etc.

Frenchmans Hill was also known as Gordons Battery (later to be the famous Gordon of Khartoum/Chinese Gordon )