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St. Petersburg to Plevna; Containing Interviews with Leading Russian Statesmen and Generals (Paperback) Loot Price: R243 Discovery Miles 2 430
St. Petersburg to Plevna; Containing Interviews with Leading Russian Statesmen and Generals (Paperback): Francis Stanley
St. Petersburg to Plevna; Containing Interviews with Leading Russian Statesmen and Generals (Paperback): Francis Stanley

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St. Petersburg to Plevna; Containing Interviews with Leading Russian Statesmen and Generals (Paperback)

Francis Stanley

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 Excerpt: ... by this accident. For a few moments after this the firing ceased completely, until it was noticed that the THE GRAVITZA REDOUBT SILENCED. 161 Turks in the Gravitza redoubt were calmly withdrawing a couple of their great-guns, to which they had harnessed fourteen bullocks each, and were quietly stealing off with them under our very noses. Every battery within range opened fire, yet not one shot struck. The ground was ploughed up over them, in front, behind, on both sides; shells burst in the air, but the bullocks pensively and successfully carried away the guns, and our gunners looked blank with vexation. These two little incidents occurred about half-past four, and I was about to give up for the second day, as for the first, anything further happening than the interchange of shot and shell between Russ and Turk, when suddenly a heavy musketry firing to our left caused slumbering officers, vagrant Cossacks, and disappointed correspondents to wake to the lively thought that something was about to change the uneventful sameness of the last thirty-six hours' bombardment. As I looked over the sunlit valley to my left, standing on the summit of the hill, I could see (away beyond the bend below me made by the lower ridge hiding Radisevo) a dense blue and white smoke rising from two directions at the same moment. Away to the right a creeping cloud, closing in on the Loveca road, showed that the Turks were out of their intrenchments, and the thickness of the cloud, always receding, that the firing was actually advancing. What was it? Was it a sortie of the garrison to turn our left, or was it a retreat of the whole garrison of Plevna along the Sophia road? Neither. It was SkobelofF--toujour. Skobeloff. He had been poking his dragoons along the hills running paralle...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Francis Stanley
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 66
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-32203-4
Barcode: 9780217322034
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LSN: 0-217-32203-4

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