Following repeated visits to the Crimea over a number of years, Dr David Jones, with the help of local guides, was able to identify and photograph every important location related to one of the nineteenth century's most deadliest conflicts. These have been set besides original paintings and photographs to produce a collection of the most fascinating images ever seen of the Crimean War. The locations of the great battles of the Alma, Balaklava, Inkerman and the Allied batteries and encampments of the siege lines in front of Sevastopol are all presented in glorious full colour. With detailed explanations of the significance of each set of images, placed within the context of the war, The Crimean War Then and Now provides the reader with an unprecedented visual record. Dr Jones' major work is certain to be regarded as the definitive pictorial study of the war in the Crimea.
DAVID R JONES is an amateur historian with a keen interest in the Crimean War. This interest led to several visits to the Crimea to 'walk the battlefields' and stand in the footsteps of those photographers and artists who recorded the scenes. Born in Birmingham in the UK, he was raised in nearby Dudley before attending the universities of Hull, Exeter and Keele to study botany and then plant diseases. His professional career has been as a plant pathologist specialising in the problems of banana. He has retired to Jervis Bay on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia.