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Description - Balaclava, 1854 by John Sweetman

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780850459616
ISBN-10: 0850459613
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 185mm x 7mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 27-Sep-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Sweetman

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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