Balaclava, 1854 : The Charge of the Light Brigade, Paperback / softback Book

Balaclava, 1854 : The Charge of the Light Brigade Paperback / softback

Part of the Osprey Military Campaign S. series


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.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 96 pages, 10 colour plates, 5 colour maps, 70 b&w illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780850459616

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