Pictorial history of the Russian War, 1854-5-6 [signed G.D.].

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Página 356 - Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, His Majesty the Emperor of Austria...
Página 58 - whereas, if at all times the Emperors of Russia have evinced their active solicitude for the maintenance of the immunities and privileges of the Orthodox Greek Church in the Ottoman Empire, the Sultans have never refused to confirm them;.
Página 350 - Majesties have not been able to divest themselves of the consideration that the indefinite continuance of the Occupation of the Territories on the Lower Danube, under the Sovereignty of the Ottoman Porte, by Imperial Russian troops, would endanger the political, moral, and material interests of the whole German Confederation, as also of their own States, and the more so in proportion as Russia extends her warlike operations on Turkish Territory. The Courts of Austria and Prussia are united in the...
Página 70 - ... the neighbourhood of the Dardanelles. So long as the negotiation bore an amicable character Her Majesty refrained from any demonstration of force. But when, in addition to the assemblage of large military forces on the frontier of Turkey, the Ambassador of Russia intimated that serious consequences would ensue from the refusal of the Sultan to comply with unwarrantable demands, Her Majesty deemed it right, in conjunction with the Emperor of the French, to give an unquestionable proof of Her determination...
Página 4 - In sixtyfour years she has advanced her frontier eight hundred and fifty miles towards Vienna, Berlin, Dresden, Munich, and Paris; she has approached four hundred and fifty miles nearer to Constantinople; she has possessed herself of the capital of Poland, and has advanced to within a few miles of the capital of Sweden*, from which, when Peter the First mounted the throne, her frontier was distant three hundred miles.
Página 56 - ... not derogate in any degree from the ancient rule of the Ottoman Empire, in virtue of which it has in all times been prohibited for Ships of War of Foreign Powers to enter the Straits of the Dardanelles and of the Bosphorus.
Página 255 - Sir George Cathcart, to move forward, and take advantage of any opportunity to regain the heights ; and, not having been able to accomplish this immediately, and it appearing that an attempt was making to remove the captured guns, the Earl of l.ucan was desired to advance rapidly, follow the enemy in their retreat, and try to prevent them from effecting their object.
Página 309 - ministering angel," without any exaggeration, in these hospitals, and as her slender form glides quietly along each corridor every poor fellow's face softens with gratitude at the sight of her. When all the medical officers have retired for the night, and silence and darkness have settled down upon those miles of prostrate sick, she may be observed alone, with a little lamp in her hand, making her solitary rounds.
Página 327 - Both men and officers, when so reduced that they were hardly fit for the lighter duties of the camp, scorned to be excused the severe and perilous work of the trenches, lest they should throw an undue amount of duty upon their comrades ; yet they maintained every foot of ground against all the efforts of the enemy, and •with numbers so small that, perhaps, no other troops would even have made the attempt.
Página 65 - Now I desire to speak to you as a friend and as 'a "gentleman:" if England and I arrive at an understanding 'in this matter, as regards the rest it matters little to me; it 'is indifferent to me what others do or think. Frankly then I ' tell you plainly, that if England thinks of establishing herself 'one of these days at Constantinople I will not allow it. I do

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