Balaclava 1854

The Charge of the Light Brigade

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Balaclava 1854

The Charge of the Light Brigade

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Osprey's examination of one of the most important battles of the Crimean War (1853-1856). The port of Balaclava was crucial in maintaining the supply lines for the Allied siege of Sevastapol. The Russian attack in October 1854 therefore posed a major threat to the survival of the Allied cause. This book examines in detail the crucial battle of Balaclava, including: the attack on the redoubts; the action of “the thin red line" in which an assortment of about 700 British troops, some invalids, were abandoned by their Turkish allies; the subsequent charge of the Heavy Brigade; and the most famous part of the battle: the infamous charge of the Light Brigade.

Table of Contents

Preparation: Advance to Balaclava/Prelude to Battle/Phase 1: Fall of the Redoubts/Phase 2: The Thin Red Line/Phase 3: Charge of the Heavy Brigade/Phase 4: Charge of the Light Brigade/Aftermath: Counting the Cost/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming Balaclava

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Published Sep 27 1990
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9780850459616
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 70 b/w; 17 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 6
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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