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a cap that is close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face

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In his chapter on the Battle of Balaclava (1854), he records: "The Heavy Brigade made one of the greatest and most effective cavalry charges of the 19th century, which was immediately forgotten.
John Ashley Kilvert was treated by Florence Nightingale for wounds he sustained at the Battle of Balaclava, when the advancing Light Brigade was chopped down by a Russian artillery battery during the Crimean War.
Interestingly, while in Crimea, the antique aircrafts will fly over the battlefield of the reenacted battle of Balaclava, which took place during the Crimean War of 1853-1856.
The incredibly foolish and fatal charge of the Light Brigade was only one of the blunders of the Battle of Balaclava.
They won fame as the Thin Red Line at the battle of Balaclava in 1854, where they fought off a massive Russian cavalry charge.
The Charge of the Light Brigade was a charge of British cavalry against Russian forces during the Battle of Balaclava in 1854 during the Crimean War.
The town is most famous for the Battle of Balaclava which took place during the Crimean War.
Don't confuse it with the " valley of death" that inspired Alfred Lord Tennyson's famous poem ( that reference was to the Battle of Balaclava in Ukraine during the Crimean War).
It was there, among the Confederateflagged gravestones, we discovered the resting place of William Henry Cory, who was born in Clapham, survived the Charge of the Light Brigade in the Battle of Balaclava and then crossed the Atlantic to serve in the Confederate army in the American Civil War.
Hundreds of British troops were killed or wounded after an ill-fated attack against Russian forces in the Battle of Balaclava on October 1 854.
1854 - Lord Cardigan led the ill-fated Charge of the Light Brigade during the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War1881 - Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter and creator of Cubism, was born in Malaga.
The British lost the charge, but won the battle of Balaclava and, later, the war.
This collection has more than 100 war reports, beginning with William Howard Russell's account of the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War and ending with the fighting in the former Yugoslavia.
The second structural theme of the book is the Battle of Balaclava and the charge of the Light Brigade.
Private William Brittain, Lord Cardigan's duty trumpeter, blew the brass instrument to pass on the order to attack the Russian guns during the Crimean War Battle of Balaclava in 1854.