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Balaclava, 1854: The Charge of the Light Brigade
 

Balaclava, 1854: The Charge of the Light Brigade (Paperback)

By Sweetman, John

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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: th... read full description below.

ISBN 9780850459616
Published 20 May 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
Series Osprey Military Campaign (part: No. 6)
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ISBN-13 9780850459616
ISBN-10 0850459613
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Publication Date 20 May 2012
International Publication Date 27 September 1990
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Sweetman, John
Series Osprey Military Campaign (part: No. 6)
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
British & Irish History
War & Defence Operations
Number of Pages 96
Dimensions Width: 185mm
Height: 250mm
Spine: 7mm
Weight 349g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 947.073
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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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Author's Bio

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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