Balaclava 1854

Author: John Sweetman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782005064
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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: 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.

Inkerman 1854

Author: Patrick Mercer
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN: 9780275986407
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A major action of the Crimean War, the British victory in heavy fog at Inkerman proved to be a testament to the skill and initiative of the individual men and officers of the day. The Russians, although defeated, managed to successfully stall a crucial allied offensive.

Forgotten Heroes

Author: Roy Dutton
Publisher: Infodial Ltd
ISBN: 0955655404
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First hand accounts of the men who took part in the heroic and tragic Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava on the 25th October 1854. Previously unpublished biographies of the men and photographs bring their stories to life. What became of our heroes? Some died penniless while others found fame and fortune. Set within an unrelenting and cruel military campaign, where many would perish, unravelling the myths to find many of the missing Chargers was a massive undertaking.

Into the Valley of Death

Author: John Mollo
Publisher: Howell Press
Format: PDF, Mobi
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British regimental organizations, formations, and movements at the Battle of Balaclava. Includes never-before-published drawings made at the battlefront and color plates depicting uniforms.

The Reason why

Author: Cecil Woodham-Smith
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780140012781
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Examines a part of the action of the Battle of Balaclava, one of the earlier and most important battles of the Crimean War.

The Charge of the Light Brigade and Other Poems

Author: Alfred Tennyson
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486272826
Format: PDF, ePub
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Treasury of verse by the great Victorian poet includes the famous long narrative poem, Enoch Arden, plus "The Lady of Shalott," "The Charge of the Light Brigade," "Break, break, break," "Flower in the crannied Wall" and more. Also included are excerpts from three longer works: The Princess, "Maud" and "The Brook."

Crimean War

Author: John Sweetman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135976503
Format: PDF, Docs
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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

War Strategy and the Modern State 1792 1914

Author: Carl Cavanagh Hodge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315391376
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is a comparative study of military operations conducted my modern states between the French Revolution and World War I. It examines the complex relationship between political purpose and strategy on the one hand, and the challenge of realizing strategic goals through military operations on the other. It argues further that following the experience of the Napoleonic Wars military strength was awarded a primary status in determining the comparative modernity of all the Great Powers; that military goals came progressively to distort a sober understanding of the national interest; that a genuinely political and diplomatic understanding of national strategy was lost; and that these developments collectively rendered the military and political catastrophe of 1914 not inevitable yet probable.

From Waterloo to Balaclava

Author: Hew Strachan
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521304399
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This book explores the reasons behind the UK army's successes and hardships from 1815-1854.