Balaclava 1854: The Charge of the Light Brigade by John SweetmanBalaclava 1854: The Charge of the Light Brigade by John Sweetman

Balaclava 1854: The Charge of the Light Brigade

byJohn Sweetman

Paperback | September 27, 1990

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 115 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores


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.
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.
Title:Balaclava 1854: The Charge of the Light BrigadeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.93 × 7.2 × 0.32 inPublished:September 27, 1990Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0850459613

ISBN - 13:9780850459616

Look for similar items by category:


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/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming Balaclava