EYEWITNESS IN THE CRIMEA: THE CRIMEAN WAR LETTERS OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL GEORGE FREDERICK DALLAS.

MAWSON (M.)

E010

£14.99

256pp., 16 plates, P.B. 2015.

‘Fred’ Dallas wrote 137 letters to his family and friends while on active service in the Crimea. A company commander in the 46th Foot, his first letters reflect a soldier’s enthusiasm for the ‘brilliant affair’ that awaits the British Army overseas. Within weeks of arriving, excitement turns to disbelief at the continual misjudgement of his leaders.