SIEGE OF BOMARSUND. 1854. Journal of Operations of the Artillery and Engineers. Published by Permission of the Minister of War. Translated from the French by an Army Officer.

Niel, Adolphe.

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Niel, Adolphe.
Edité par D. Van Nostrand, New York: 1856. (1856)
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Description du livre D. Van Nostrand, New York: 1856., 1856. Hardcover. État : Fair. 56p., [2] Large folded maps. 12mo. 200mm. Loose in the original cloth binding. The spine of the binding has old damping which has essentially dissolved the glue that holds the text to the case, and some discoloration has gone into the gutter of the signatures. The folding maps also show slight old damping. The (American) editor /translator is not identified, except by his location: San Francisco (CA), 12th January, 1856. Bomarsund is a nineteenth century fortress in Sund on the Aland Islands (Finland) in the Baltic Sea. It was built in 1832 by Russia, but destroyed twenty two years later in 1854 in Crimean War by a British-French fleet. Three hundred Finnish grenadiers defending the fortress were captured and taken to a prison in Lewes, United Kingdom. They were later allowed to return to Finland, and they returned with a song telling about their battle and imprisonment, called the War of Aland (Finnish: Oolannin sota). In the Treaty of Paris 1856, the entire Aland islands were demilitarized, which is a status that has been preserved until this day. The battle resulted in the first ever Victoria Cross being awarded (to Charles Davis Lucas, a twenty year old Irish Mate who later rose to a position of Rear- Admiral). The author of the original report was Adolphe Niel (1802-1869) a French General and Statesman, also a Marshal of France. In the first part of the Crimean War, Niel was employed in the expedition to the Baltic Sea and directed engineering operations against Bomarsund. Early in 1855 Niel was sent to the Crimea,where he succeeded General Bizot as chief of engineers. Later he became one of the most trusted military advisers of Emperor Napoleon III. A Significant Pre-Civil War Military Study. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! W140. N° de réf. du libraire 038R53

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