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