The Grand Crimean Central Railway: The Story of the Railway Built by the
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During the Crimean War the British were struggling to supply troops at the siege of Sevastopol, leaving the freezing men without sufficient food, ammunition or medical care. Remarkably, an independent contractor offered to build a railway to relieve the problem, and using an imported civilian workforce had the line running in a matter of weeks. This book recounts the story of the undertaking and the crucial part it played in the course of the war.