Balaclava 1854

The Charge of the Light Brigade

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Balaclava 1854

The Charge of the Light Brigade


Balaclava 1854 examines in detail the crucial battle of Balaclava during The Crimean War.

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 includes: 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

A Guide to Further Reading
Wargaming Balaclava

Product details

Published 20 Oct 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846035883
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 70 b/w; 17 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 6
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


John Sweetman

John Sweetman, former head of Defence and Internat…


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