Douglas, Garry Soldiers in the Mist

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Soldiers in the Mist

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9780006498933: Soldiers in the Mist

In the spirit of Sharpe comes another adventure of Sergeant Jack Crossman and the Crimean War. Rousing stories of battle adventures and the horrors of campaign life are related with meticulous historical detail.

Sergeant Jack Crossman of the 88th, the Connaught Rangers, nicknamed ‘Fancy Jack’ by the troops for his aristocratic birth yet choosing to join the ranks instead of buying a commission, is now established, with his gang of motley troublemakers from the regiment, as one of the British Army’s secret weapons in the Crimean War.

After the Battle of Balaclava and the terrible massacre of the Light Brigade, the British Army is busy regathering its forces in the Crimea. Morale is low, supplies are scarce and the elements unfriendly. Sergeant Jack Crossman is set on another near-suicide mission, a ‘fox hunt’, to cut off some Russian supply routes to the north, and once again risks life and limb to guarantee the success of the British Army…

Meanwhile, the Russians launch another attack for possession of Shell Hill, and it’s another black powder battle for Crossman and the troops…

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The 3rd Crossman Novel
In this third of the adventures of Sergeant Jack Crossman the battle scene (Inkerman) is the longest I have yet written. That's because it was a long battle and because the action was continuous over almost a day, with many incidents. I think Crossman comes of war age in this novel. It is also the first time he becomes involved in 'internal affairs' and is used to tidy up problems within the British Army, much to his distaste. The way I marry my fictional tale to the historical facts is to try to keep to the true overall events and fit my fictional story within those events. Thus all the action on the Inkerman battlefield, the incidents and accidents, no matter how unlikely or bizarre they may seem, actually happened.

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Following on form 'The Devil's Own' and 'The Valley of Death' come another rousing adventure featuring Sergeant Jack Crossman of the 88th, the Connaught Rangers. An aristocrat in the ranks, 'Fancy Jack' Crossman is now established, with his gang of motley troublemakers from the regiment, as one of the British Army's secret weapons in the Crimean War.

After the Battle of Balaclava and the terrible massacre of the Light Brigade, morale is low, supplies are scarce, the elements unfriendly – and it seems there is a traitor loose in the British forces Sergeant Jack Crossman is sent on another near-suicide mission, a 'fox hunt', to cut off Russian supply routes to the north, and once again risk life and limb to guarantee the success of the British war effort… Meanwhile, the Russians launch an attack for possession of Shell Hill, and it's another black powder battle for Crossman and troops.

'Soldiers in the Mist' relates thrilling stories of battle exploits and horrifying truths of the Crimean campaign with verve, dash and meticulous historical detail, in the spirit of the great military adventures.

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