Balaclava 1854: The Charge of the Light Brigade

Balaclava 1854: The Charge of the Light Brigade

by John Sweetman
     
 

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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&

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780850459616
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
09/28/1990
Series:
Campaign Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,192,183
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

John Sweetman, former head of Defence and International Affairs at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst ,and long-suffering supporter of Portsmouth F.C., is the author of numerous books and articles about the Crimean War including a biography of Lord Raglan.

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