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The Charge

The Real Reason why the Light Brigade was Lost

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The Charge by Mark Adkin
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The charge of the Light Brigade is one of Britain's best-known glorious military disasters. On 25 October 1854, during the siege of Sebastopol, the Light Brigade attacked Russian gun positions at Balaclava. The charge lasted 7 and 1/2 minutes; of 673 officers and men who went into action, 247 men and 497 horses were lost. This book shatters many long-held conceptions of how and why it happened, and who was to blame. Mark Adkin, a former professional soldier, has combined military expertise and detailed research of participants' accounts with a careful examination of the actual ground. The result is a gripping and definitive study of a debacle that has never ceased to entral the imagination.
Release date NZ
January 6th, 2000
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Pimlico
Pages
304
Dimensions
154x234x24
ISBN-13
9780712664615
Product ID
1684658

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