War In The East

A Military History of the Russo-Turkish War 1877-78

Quintin Barry

• The campaigns, combatants, leaders and soldiers of the Russo-Turkish war When Russia declared war on the Ottoman Empire in April 1877, it was the fifth time during the nineteenth century that hostilities had broken out between the two empires.
Publication date:
February 2012
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Illustration :
c 200 b/w ills, 8 pages colour ills, 24 colour map
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ISBN : 9781907677113

Dimensions : 234 X 156 cm
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• The campaigns, combatants, leaders and soldiers of the Russo-Turkish war

When Russia declared war on the Ottoman Empire in April 1877, it was the fifth time during the nineteenth century that hostilities had broken out between the two empires. On this occasion the other Great Powers had done all they could to prevent it, although public opinion in the West had been shocked by Turkey's brutal repression of the Bulgarian uprising.

This book, the first military history of the war in English for over a century, traces the course of the campaigns, examining the many occasions on which the outcome of a battle might have gone the other way, and the performance of the combatants, both leaders and led. The book considers the extent to which the parties applied the lessons of recent wars, as well as the conclusions that could be drawn from the experience of combat with the latest weapons. It also explores the complicated motives of the Great Powers in general, and Britain in particular, in bringing about a final settlement, which postponed the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

The author's detailed text is accompanied by an extensive number of black and white illustrations and newly-commissioned colour battle maps. Orders of battle are also provided.

This is the latest title in Helion's ground-breaking series of 19th Century studies, and will again appear in hardback as a strictly limited edition printing of 1000 copies, each individually numbered and signed by the author on a decorative title page.