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‘Charge of the Light Cavalry Brigade’ – the Battle of Balaclava, 25 October 1854

Posted on October 24th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

On 25 October 1854, Lord Cardigan led the charge of the Light Brigade againt the Russians in the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimea. The insane order to attack the gun positions arose due to a miscommunicated message somewhere along the chain of command. 156 men of the Light Brigade were killed in the charge and […]