Turkey and the Crimean War: A Narrative of Historical Events (Cambridge Library Collection - European History)
By: Sir Adolphus Slade (author)Paperback
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Published in 1867, this book discusses the Crimean War from a pro-Turkish perspective. Sir Adolphus Slade (1804-77) covers the history of Ottoman military development as well as the origins of the Eastern Question, and the events leading to the outbreak of war. As a naval officer, whose Records of Travels in Turkey, Greece, &c., and of a Cruize in the Black Sea, with the Capitan Pasha is also reissued in this series, he was lent to the Turkish fleet in 1849 and took the name Mushaver Pasha. For seventeen years he worked to overhaul the navy, especially the defences of the Bosphorus, and his successes made him impatient with the allied French and British fleets. In 1854, an argument with their Admirals led to his removal from active service, and to a bitterness reflected in this book, which nevertheless provides a fascinating perspective on the war's diplomatic and military complexities.
Preface; 1. Origin of the Ottoman nation; 2. Sultan Abdul Medjid; 3. Ambassadors at Constantinople, under the old and new regime; 4. Louis Napoleon's choice of a war policy; 5. Prince Mentchikof's injudicious conduct; 6. The Porte takes defensive measures; 7. Passage of the Prath by the Russians; 8. Arrival of the Egyptian contingent; 9. Russia refuses the Porte's modifications of the Vienna Note; 10. The Turkish squadron at Sinope; 11. The Turkish fleet preparing for sea; 12. Unexpected return of the combined fleets to Beikos Bay; 13. Drifting into war; 14. Attitude of Austria; 15. The Turkish fleet eager to enter the Euxine; 16. Arrival of the vanguard of the British army in the Bosphorus; 17. The allied fleets sail for Sevastopol, and an Anglo-French steam squadron for the coast of Circassia; 18. The allies' fleets at Baltchik; 19. The Russian army crosses the Danube; 20. Embarkation of the allied armies; 21. The fleets anchor off 'Old Fort'; 22. The Battle of the Alma fruitless; 23. Harbour of Balaclava; 24. Partial failure of the expedition; 25. Russian reinforcements; 26. Dispersion of the fleets; 27. Result of the Battle of Inkerman; 28. Brussa destroyed by earthquake; 29. Critical position of Kars; 30. Council of war in the Crimea; Appendix; Glossary.
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