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  • Date: 25 October 1854
  • Location: Crimean Peninsula (in modern-day Ukraine)
  • Campaign: Crimean War (1854-56)
  • Combatants: Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire against Russia
  • Protagonists: Lord Raglan, Lord Lucan, Lord Cardigan; General Pavel Liprandi
  • Outcome: Indecisive

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25 January 2017, 8.25pm

"Balaklava" was a minor

"Balaklava" was a minor incident in which a Russian attempt to destroy British shipping and port facilities was beaten off - with much mismanagement, misunderstanding and error at the highest British command levels. The Heavy Brigade's success is grossly underestimated compared to the Light Brigade's disciplined, brave and near-suicidal adventure. The French Chasseurs d'Afrique greatly assisted the retreating Light Brigade. I believe that "Inkerman" was a far greater and more significant encounter - and it took French intervention to save the day...

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