The Great War that Almost Was: The Crimea, 1853-1856
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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In this article Colonel Agnew again focuses on coalition warfare in Europe, but this time in the mid-19th century, highlighting the emergence of an unlikely coalition-France, Great Britain, Turkey, and Sardinia-against Imperial Russia in a location the Crimea far from the shores of the major allied powers. He examines the factors that brought England and France together as war partners during the mid-19th century in an alliance against Czarist Russia. He points out the price paid by England and France for their failure to achieve unity of command and he delineates the lessons applicable to 20th-century warfare that were lost to European powers following the Crimean War. Increasingly, the causes for the war were almost forgotten by the time the allies invaded the Crimea.
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