By Alan Woods
Bolshevism: the line to Revolution : a heritage of the Bolshevik occasion from the Early Beginnings to the October Revolution
THIS is an in depth heritage of the Bolshevik celebration from its earliest beginnings as much as the October Revolution, written through a number one member of the Socialist attraction crew. it will likely be a great addition to any Marxist’s bookshelf simply because, as Alan Woods himself issues out: ‘With a number of honourable exceptions, resembling the paintings performed via the French Marxist historians Pierre Broué and Marcel Liebman, it truly is most unlikely to discover a historical past of the Bolshevik get together definitely worth the difficulty of reading.’
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Heavy mortars and siege artillery fire on the Russians before Sevastopol. The Woronzov metalled road from Yalta is extreme left, the Malakov defence work far right, Sevastopol Bay and harbour entrance in the distance. 48 Essential Histories • The Crimean War Sevastopol from the trenches. The extreme right of the allied line. Note the extent of the naval port and the position of anchored Russian ships, able to fire on to the southern upland. (Author's collection) end of October Raglan could muster only 16,000 fit men.
One observer recorded that the dead in the area were 'as thick as sheaves in a cornfield'. 30 am the 18pdrs came into action, while French, British and Russian troops fought bitterly near the Sandbag Battery on the far right. Kinglake later referred to 'the tyranny' of the 18pdrs and Dannenberg acknowledged the 'murderous fire of the 60 Essential Histories • The Crimean War enemy artillery'. Undoubtedly, their ability to silence enemy guns on Shell Hill proved important, possibly even decisive.
On the left of the line, the British could legitimately have wheeled on to the upland before Sevastopol and made use of the nearby ports of Kamiesch and Kazatch. But Burgoyne and Lyons urged Raglan to secure Balaclava and the new French commander, Canrobert, agreed. On 25 September, Canrobert had succeeded St Arnaud, who died at sea four days later. So on 27 September, the allies deployed on the high ground south of Sevastopol with the French on the left and British on the right. The Chersonese upland, shaped rather like a heart, had an eastern escarpment (the Sapoune Ridge) 700ft (210m) high overlooking the Plain of Balaclava.
Bolshevism - The Road to Revolution: A History of the Bolshevik Party by Alan Woods