Osprey Men-at-Arms 40 : British Army of the Crimea
The British Army's involvement in the Crimean War of 1854-56 is often remembered only for the ill-advised 'charge of the Light Brigade' during the battle of Sevastopol as memorialized in Tennyson's poem. Nevertheless, the British Army, together with the French and Turkish armies, posed a formidable threat to Russia's expansionist ambitions. This book examines the uniforms, equipment, history and organisation of the British army that fought in the Crimea. General Officers, staff, cavalry, artillery and infantry are all covered, and uniforms are shown in full illustrated detail. Text by J.B.R. Nicholson with illustrations by Michael Roffe.
- General Officers and Staff
- The Cavalry
- The Artillery
- The Infantry