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Balaclava 1854: The Charge of the Light Brigade

by John Sweetman

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0850459613, Paperback)

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.

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"The port of Balaclava was crucial in maintaining the supply lines for the Allied siege of Sevastapol in the Crimea. The Russian attack on 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 legendary part of the battle: the infamous charge of the Light Brigade."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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