Inkerman 1854

Inkerman 1854

The Soldiers' Battle

Campaign 51
  • Author: Patrick Mercer
  • Illustrator: Graham Turner
  • Short code: CAM 51
  • Publication Date: 15 Jan 1998
  • ISBN: 9781855326187
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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On 5 November 1854 the Russians marched out of the besieged city of Sevastopol to throw off the allied British and French forces by mounting a joint attack with their troops from outside the city. Despite outnumbering their enemies five to one the Russians failed to achieve victory in what looked to be almost a foregone conclusion. The third major action of the Crimean War (following Alma and Balaclava), the battle fought in heavy fog at Inkerman proved to be a testament to the skill and initiative of the individual men and officers of the British Army of the day.

Biographical Note

Patrick Mercer is a serving commanding officer of Infantry with expert knowledge of the battles of the Crimean War. Has had a life-long fascination with the Crimean War since, as a boy, he gazed at a cannon brought back from Sevastopol in the centre of Ludlow. This kindled an interest in Victorian military history, especially the achievements of the individual soldiers and their individual regiments, and has culminated in a number of trips to the little visited battlefields of the Crimea. Educated at Oxford University, he now lives in Herefordshire with his wife and son.Graham Turner was born in Harrow in 1964, the son of the respected aviation artist Michael Turner, with whom he also shares an interest in motorsport illustration. Graham has been a freelance artist since 1984; specialising in historical and military subjects, particularly of the medieval period, and has illustrated several Osprey titles including Campaign 44 Pavia 1525, Warrior 20 The British Redcoat (2) 1793-1815, Men-at-Arms 310 German Medieval Armies 1000-1300 and 320 Armies of the Caliphates 862-1098. He lives with his wife and two children in Buckinghamshire.

Contents

Origins of the War
Opposing Armies
Opposing Commanders Opposing Plans
The Battle
Aftermath
Chronology
The Battlefield Today
A Guide to Further Reading
Orders of Battle
Wargaming the Battle of Inkerman

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