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THE BRITISH ASSAULT ON FINLAND, 1854 - 1855

THE BRITISH ASSAULT ON FINLAND, 1854 - 1855
£20.00
Book ID
6075
ISBN
0851774709
Author
GREENHILL, Basil and Ann Giffard:
Publisher
Conway Maritime Press
Binding
Hardcover
Published
1988
Pages
384
Type/size
8vo - over 7? - 9?" tall
Notes
Fine condition in very good (price clipped) dust wrapper in protective cover, medium octavo, black boards, illustrated, xviii plus 366 pages incuding bibliography and index. "The conflict of 1854-56 with Russia is commonly known as the Crimean War, but it began and ended in the Baltic: indeed it is arguable that it ended because of what happened in those waters. This book describes what at first sight seems an obscure campaign of the Royal Navy, but its sugnificance has been greatly underestimated since it was the first time in history that a steam battlefleet went to war. Furthermore, the threat of an attack on the Russian capital, St. Petersburg, which tied down more than 200,000 of their best troops, had a far reaching effect on the outcome of the war. " The principal target of the Baltic Fleet were the Finns - ironically, less than happy subjects of the Tsar, but the owners of the largest proportion of the Russian-flag shipping. The attacks on an almost undefended coastline and merchant marine had far reaching effects on both the Finns and the Russians, and helped to determine the development of the prosperous independt Finland today. the book. delves into the political, economic and social history of an area that is still little known in the English speaking world." [General Information: 10% discount for all direct purchases. Please contact us for quotation for postage at cost. - minimum ?3.50]
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