Balaclava 1854

The Charge of the Light Brigade

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Balaclava 1854

The Charge of the Light Brigade

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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.

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Published Oct 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781782005063
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 70 b/w; 17 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 6
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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