Synopses & Reviews
History has disagreed over who was to blame for one of Britains best-known military disasters. The book makes a masterly analysis of the probabilities, discusses factors previously overlooked, and argues that the blunder was deliberate.
On 25th October 1854, during the seige of Sebastopol, the Light Brigade attacked Russian gun positions at Balaclava. This volume shatters many long-held conceptions of how and why the charge of the Light Brigade happened, and who was to blame.
Fascinating account of the reasons behind the failure of the Light Brigade's charge at Balaclava in 1854. Maps, sketches & 16pp b/w plates.