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With Fire Sword Trilogy

Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz
ISBN : 9788026899303
Genre : Fiction
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These classics follow a dramatized versions of famous events in Polish history, weaving fact and fiction. The first novel, titled With Fire and Sword, chronicles the mid-17th century Ukrainian Cossacks revolt in Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth known as the Khmelnytsky Uprising. The second book, The Deluge, describes the Swedish invasion of Poland in the mid 17th century known as The Deluge, which followed the Khmelnytsky Uprising. The final novel, Pan Michael, follows wars between Poland and the Ottoman Empire in the late 17th century.

The Russo Turkish War

Author : R. Grant Barnwell
ISBN : PRNC:32101073448134
Genre : Russia
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Pan Michael An Historical Novel Of Poland The Ukraine And Turkey A Sequel To With Fire And Sword And The Deluge

Author : Henryk Sienkiewicz
ISBN : 9781447481478
Genre : Fiction
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This vintage book contains the third and final instalment of Henryk Sienkiewicz's “The Trilogy”, “Fire in the Steppe”. A thrilling historical romp involving love, kidnap, war, and treachery, this novel is not to be missed by fans of historical fiction and collectors of Sienkiewicz's seminal work. Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz (1846–1916) was a Polish journalist and novelist. He is most famous for his historical novels, notably “Quo Vadis”, a best-seller published in 1896. Sienkiewicz won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1905. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive and we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition. This book was first published in 1888.

Turkey And The Crimean War

Author : Sir Adolphus Slade
ISBN : BSB:BSB10408628
Genre : Crimean War, 1853-1856
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America S Black Sea Fleet

Author : Robert Shenk
ISBN : 9781612513027
Genre : History
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In a high-tempo series of operations throughout the Black Sea, Aegean Sea and eastern Mediterranean, a small American fleet of destroyers and other naval vessels responded ably to several major international crises including the last days of the Russian Revolution and the 1920-1922 Turkish Nationalist Revolution. Officers and men of the navy's "four-piper" destroyers began by investigating circumstances on the ground in mainland Turkey right after World War I, and by transporting American relief teams to ports throughout Turkey and Southern Russia to aid the tens of thousands of orphans and refugees who had survived the wartime Armenian genocide. Then the destroyers assisted in the final evacuation of 150,000 White Russians from the Crimea to Constantinople (one of the final acts of the Russian Revolution); coordinated the visits of the Hoover grain ships to ports in Southern Russia where millions were enduring a horrendous famine; witnessed and reported on the terrible dolorosa of the Greeks of the Pontus regious of Turkey; and, in September of 1922, conducted the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of Greek and Armenian refugees from burning Smyrna. This latter event was the cataclysmic conclusion of the Turkish Nationalist Revolutino, which had begun in early 1920. After Smyrna, the destroyers escorted Greek steamers in their rescue of ethnic Christian civilians being expelled from all the ports of Anatolian Turkey. As the conclusion of a long war between Nationalist Turks and an invading Hellenic Greek army, these people were being forced out of their ancestral homes by the Turks. Sometimes American destroyers carried hundreds of such refugees to friendly ports on their own weather decks. Upon the burning of Smyrna of September of 1922, Admiral Mark Bristol's small fleet had grown to some 26 naval vessels, most of them destroyers, although some cruisers, naval repair vessels and supply ships also came, and the battleships Arizona and Utah also appeared briefly. It was during 1922 that the destroyer BAinbridge rescued 482 of 495 men, women and children from the burning French transport Vinh Long in teh Sea of Marmora. The destroyer accomplished this by the expedient of ramming the large French ship so the exploding ammunition could not continue to force the vessels apart. For this action, Lieut.Commander W. Atlee Edwards was awarded the Medal of Honor by America, and the Legion of Honor by France. Over four years, Admiral Bristol maintained a strong grip on American naval and diplomatic affairs throughout the region. Headquartered at the American Embassy at Constantinople, Bristol also worked to further American business interests in Turkey, and tended to favor Turks over Greeks and Armenians in the process. Many Americans were convinced that Bristol was biased on behalf of the Turks, and a couple of navy captains risked their careers by speaking out about impending Turkish massacres that Bristol wanted to hush up.

The Conquest Of Turkey Or The Decline And Fall Of The Ottoman Empire 1877 8

Author : Linus Pierpont Brockett
ISBN : HARVARD:32044013349097
Genre : Eastern question (Balkan)
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The British Army In Mesopotamia 1914 1918

Author : Paul Knight
ISBN : 9780786493043
Genre : History
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When war broke out between the British and Turkish empires in 1914, the 6th (Poona) Division sailed from India to Basra to bolster Britain’s allies, deny the port to enemy shipping, and secure Britain’s Persian oil supplies. Further expansion followed: the capture of Al-Amara was the British Army’s greatest victory of 1915. When an advance on Baghdad was repulsed, the Siege of Kut became the British Army’s longest siege and greatest surrender. Attempts to relieve Kut led to unsuccessful battles that were bloody and muddy even by Western Front standards. Under new leadership, revitalized and reinforced, the British avenged their defeat when Baghdad was captured in March 1917. Thereafter, the British Empire committed, in campaigns of limited value to the overall war effort, huge levels of manpower and materiel desperately needed elsewhere. What was created was modern Iraq and the first Arab government in Baghdad in over 400 years. This detailed history places the campaign in context of Allied operations in the Middle East and sheds light on several unsung heroes of the war, including General Charles Townshend whose spectacular 1915 victories led to humiliating defeat and captivity in 1916; General Frederick Stanley Maude whose March 1917 entry into Baghdad preceded General Allenby’s entry into Jerusalem by eight months; and Miss Gertrude Bell, a “female Lawrence of Arabia” who played a central role in the creation of the new Iraqi state.

Sketches Of Turkey In 1831 And 1832

Author : James Ellsworth De Kay
ISBN : HARVARD:32044011389418
Genre : Turkey
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Report On The Russian Army And Its Campaigns In Turkey In 1877 1878

Author : Francis Vinton Greene
ISBN : IND:30000007718525
Genre : Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878
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Turkey And Russia Their Races History And Wars

Author : Robert Gossip
ISBN : OXFORD:600077877
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