The Charge, Paperback Book



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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780712664615



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