The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin, and an Account of Its Progress Down to the Death of Lord Raglan, Volume 8

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Contents

Arrival of some Turkish battalions and soon of Omar Pasha
48
The forces under General Khrouleff now charged to attack
52
The engagement of the 17th of February
53
CHAPTER III
59
Todlebens inferences from what the Allies had been visibly
65
False report of this fight made to Canrobert
72
Completion and armament of the two White Redoubts
79
Representation on this subject imparted by Lord Raglan
85
The sorties effected against the English siegeworks
91
Sound of firing towards the more western part of the Woron
97
But routed by the men of our workingparties
103
Great extension given by Todleben to his counterapproaches
106
Admiral Istomine killed
113
Niels position at the French Headquarters
119
The plan in general conformity with the wish of the French
121
Greatness of the difference between the plan concerted with
127
THE APEIL BOMBARDMENT
133
Opening and continuation of the April bombardment
138
The angry impatience thus caused
144
Great yet insufficient strength of its parapet
150
His account of what the battery confrouted
156
The losses sustained in Oldershaws battery
169
His judgment of Oldershaws fight
175
IX
181
Supplies of ammunition and reinforcements
186
So on the third day
192
The bombardment achieved its set purpose but not being
198
Todlebens encroachments in front of the Central Bastion
205
The Sousdal Counterguard
209
Losses sustained in the night combat of the 1st of May
211
Why recorded
217
A slight relaxation of the fetters imposed on Canrobert
224
His letter of the 16th of April to the Minister of War
225
Lord Raglans impression
231

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Page 249 - ... It should carry the formidable positions of the Alma, of the Katcha, and of the Belbek. This enterprise is impossible, for it would be disastrous. Hence follows the absolute necessity of only leaving at Eupatoria the number of Turks strictly indispensable to defend the place. Such is the...
Page 348 - I am not a politician,' said Vaillant, ' but I know the feelings of the army. I am sure that if, after having spent months in the siege of Sebastopol, we return unsuccessful, the army will not be satisfied.
Page 87 - ... he threw upon those who conversed with him the spell of his own undaunted nature. Men went to him anxious and perturbed ; they came away firm.
Page 354 - House feels it a duty to declare that it will continue to give every support to her Majesty in the prosecution of the war, until her Majesty shall, in conjunction with her Allies, obtain for this country a safe and honourable peace.
Page 338 - ... In saying this, I may appear to contradict my former opinions. But, in fact, I do not retract those opinions. The system of limitation I believe to be far better than that of counterpoise ; but the question is between an imperfect security for Turkey and for Europe, and the continuance of the war. Should the Government of Her Majesty, in concert with that of France, be of opinion that such a peace can be accepted, they will instruct Lord Westmorland accordingly. If not, I hope to be allowed to...
Page 270 - ... remarkable. In writing to Admiral Lord Lyons, he surmises that with the recall of the French troops, which formed threefourths of the expedition, there could not be a fair prospect of success for the English alone, but, he adds, " if you and General Brown think it advisable to go on and reconnoitre with the view to take advantage of any opening which may present itself, I am perfectly ready to support any such determination on Brown's part, and be responsible for the undertaking.
Page 270 - I apprehend that if the French troops, which form three-fourths of your force be withdrawn, there can be no chance of your being able to proceed on the expedition with a fair prospect of success, and without incurring a risk which the circumstances would hardly justify.
Page 348 - ... Emperor begged Drouyn de Lhuys to explain the grounds of his arrangement. Drouyn de Lhuys did so at considerable length. I think that he talked for nearly half-an-hour. The Emperor seemed to go along with him, and when he had finished said to me : ' Are you not satisfied ? ' ' My only answer,' I said, ' is to beg your Majesty to ask Marshal Vaillant whether he thinks that this arrangement will really effect the purpose of the war — the putting an end to the preponderance of Russia in the Black...
Page 347 - by our having now a right to keep an equal force there ?" ' " She is to keep Sebastopol," I answered. " Her fleet will be at home, and will always be there. France and England will be tired of keeping large fleets, far from all their resources, in a dangerous sea. In a year or two Russia will be as much mistress of the Black Sea and as dangerous to Constantinople...
Page 324 - Porte, to whatevr site they may belong ; but that France, Austria, Great Britain, Prussia, and Russia shall lend their mutual co-operation, in order to obtain from the initiative of the Ottoman Government the consecration and observance of the religious privileges of the various Christian communities, and turn the generous intentions manifested by...

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