A Bearskin's Crimea

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Percy and the Victoria Cross
Author(s): Algernon Percy
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Mar 19, 2006
Product Number: EB00804028
Released: Feb 03, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781844688609
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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Using much previously untapped source material A Bearskins Crimea is a blow-by-blow account of the Grenadier Guards experiences in the Crimean War. The principal character, The Honourable Henry Percy, a member of the Northumberland family, was present at all the major battles of that appalling conflict: The Alma, Balaklava, Inkerman and the Seige of Sebastopol.Percy was no ordinary soldier: not only was he a shrewd observer with a skilled pen but a thoroughly capable and courageous officer. This is borne out by his winning the Victoria Cross and his rapid promotion.

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