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2nd division Admiral Dundas advance advantage allied armies Alma already ammunition Arnaud arrived assault attack attempt Balaclava bastion-du-mat battle battle of Balaclava battle of Inkermann Bazancourt bombardment Bosquet camp Canrobert capture casualties Chernaya command commenced commissariat consequently corps Crimea Danube defence despatch difficulties distance ditto embarked enemy enemy's England English army English batteries English cavalry expedition field fire flank French front ground Guards gunners guns harbour heavy heights infantry Inkermann intrenched Kadikoi Kaffa Kamiesch land light division Lord Lucan Lord Raglan Lucan Malakoff Marshal St Marshal St Arnaud means ment movement numbers October officers Omar Pasha once operations piquets plain plateau position possession Prince Menschikoff rear regiments reinforcements reserve retreat river road Russian columns Russian force Sebastopol shell ships Shumla side siege train Silistria Sir George Soimonoff steamers success suffered teries tion transport troops Turks Varna winter wounded
Page 25 - Administration which ordered that expedition had no adequate information as to the amount of forces in the Crimea. They were not acquainted with the strength of the fortresses to be attacked, or with the resources of the country to be invaded. They hoped and expected the expedition to be immediately successful, and as they did not foresee the probability of a protracted struggle, they made no provision for a winter campaign.
Page 136 - Inkermann, and ascending the opposite heights, abandoning on the field of battle five or six thousand dead and wounded, multitudes of the latter having already been carried off by them. I never before witnessed such a spectacle as the field presented ; but upon this I will not dwell.
Page 148 - The army in the East has been created by discounting the future; every regiment at home, or within reach, and not forming part of the army, has been robbed to complete it. The depots of battalions under Lord Raglan have been similarly treated.
Page 175 - the opinion of almost every experienced soldier or well-informed gentleman, when we say that the noblest army England ever sent from these shores has been sacrificed to the grossest mismanagement. Incompetency, lethargy, aristocratic hauteur, official indifference, favour, routine, perverseness, and stupidity reign, revel, and riot in the camp before Sebastopol, in the harbour of Balaklava, in the hospitals of Scutari, and how much nearer home we do not venture to say.
Page 21 - ... increase than diminish by delay, and as there is no prospect of a safe and honourable peace until the fortress is reduced, and the fleet taken or destroyed, it is on all accounts most important that nothing but insuperable impediments, such as the want of ample...
Page 29 - First, its bay is vast and safe ; it would hold all the vessels of the squadron and the vessels with provisions for the troops. Secondly, once established on that point it might be made a real basis for operations. In thus occupying the eastern point of the Crimea all the reinforcements coming by the Sea of Azoff and the Caucasus could be cut off.
Page 30 - Azof and the Caucasus could be cut off. A gradual advance could be made towards the centre of the country, taking advantage of all its resources. Simpheropol, the strategic centre of the peninsula, would be occupied. An advance would then be made on Sebastopol, and probably a great battle fought on that road. If lost, a retreat in good order on Kaffa, and nothing is compromised ; if gained, to besiege Sebastopol, to invest it completely, and its surrender would follow as a matter of course in a short...
Page 104 - The cavalry to advance and take advantage of any opportunity to recover the heights. They will be supported by infantry, which has been ordered to advance on two fronts.