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  BALAKLAVA. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the Crimean War, Balaklava became famous for an allied victory (Oct., 1854) over the Russians and particularly for the charge of the Light Brigade, celebrated by Tennyson.
On Oct. 25, through a disputed error in orders, the earl of Cardigan led an English light cavalry brigade of some 670 in a hopeless charge on a heavily protected Russian position, and more than two thirds of his men were killed or wounded.
Balaklava was the capital of the former Balaklava dist. in the Crimean region until 1957, when it was incorporated into Sevastopol.
www.bartleby.com /aol/65/ba/Balaklav.html   (151 words)

  
 Balaklava and the Charge of the Light Brigade
Today Balaklava is a pleasant, peaceful little harbour town, gradually getting used to seeing foreigners in the streets after years of being part of the closed district of Sevastopol during the soviet era.
Balaklava sits on a narrow S-shaped inlet protected by steep hills on either side, so that ships in the port are not visible at all from the sea.
When the allied troops were disembarking at Balaklava, she cut off her hair, dressed in mens' clothing, loaded a horse with clean rags and bottles of wine and vinegar for cleaning injuries and set off for the front line.
www.blacksea-crimea.com /Places/Balaklava.html   (801 words)

  
 Directory - Regional: Oceania: Australia: South Australia: Localities: B: Balaklava   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The WRC covers a geographical area of 343,500 hectares with a population of 6,747 (estimated as at 30 June 1998 by the Australian Bureau of Statistics).
Balaklava Eisteddfod Society  · cached · Non-profit voluntary group promoting the growth of musical and artistic talent within regional areas.
Balaklava Community Arts Inc.   · cached · Balaklava Community Arts Inc. is a community bassd group who aim to promote the arts to the wider community.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=5828808   (289 words)

  
 Balaklava   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Balaklava is a section of the city of Sevastopol, in the Crimea region of Ukraine.
During the Second World War, Balaklava was the southernmost point in the Soviet-German lines.
In 1991 Balaklava, together with the whole Crimea, became a part of the independent state of Ukraine.
www.usedaudiparts.com /search.php?title=Balaklava   (266 words)

  
 2,500-year-old city of Balaklava holds many secrets (09/05/04)
KYIV - There is much that impresses in Balaklava: a dramatic 300-meter drop off into the sea at the Cape of Aya; the ruins of a nearby castle, and waves the color of bright emeralds that slap at your feet at the base of the rocky quay.
When you find yourself on Balaklava's streets it's as if you are walking in some enchanted town described in fairy tales, for the city is one of the most ancient in Ukraine, having also been known as Chymbalo and Yambol.
In Balaklava, where a Roman Legion subsection known as the First Italian Legion was located, a temple was built in the later part of the second century, ascertained from the Latin inscriptions on upturned stone plates.
www.ukrweekly.com /Archive/2004/360427.shtml   (1040 words)

  
 Battle of Balaclava - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This led to the Russians breaking through into the valley of Balaklava (anglicised as "Balaclava"), where British forces were encamped.
The port of Balaklava, a short distance to the south, was the site of a key British supply base.
The Russian advance was intended to disrupt the British base and attack British positions near Sevastopol from the rear.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Balaklava   (444 words)

  
 Chapter IV: Balaklava
Cunningham, the admiralty agent, was going on shore, and I availed myself of a seat in his boat, notwithstanding the day was a rough one; and then I learned the entrance to this wonderful harbour, where the ships lay side by side, moored to the shore as thickly as they could be packed.
The French are at this moment landing a fresh regiment of Cavalry, and the "Medway" is being cleared of her cargo of Turks.
She, having failed to make herself popular among the women during her health, was left by them when she was sick; and not a soul had offered to assist the poor helpless, half-delirious creature, except her husband, and a former mate of his when he was a sailor.
www.silverwhistle.co.uk /crimea/duberly4.html   (12500 words)

  
 RUSNET :: Encyclopedia :: B :: Balaklava
In the Crimean War, Balaklava became famous for an allied victory (October 1854) over the Russians and particularly for the charge of the Light Brigade, celebrated by Tennyson.
On October 25, through a disputed error in orders, the earl of Cardigan led an English light cavalry brigade of some 670 in a hopeless charge on a heavily protected Russian position, and more than two thirds of his men were killed or wounded.
Balaklava was the capital of the former Balaklava district in the Crimean region (see Crimea) until 1957, when it was incorporated into Sevastopol.
www.rusnet.nl /encyclo/b/balaklava.shtml   (179 words)

  
 Battle of Balaklava   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
        It was the Russian army hanging on the flank of the British that caused the second of the Crimean War's battles, the Battle of Balaklava.
North of Balaklava harbour was a slight rise where the 93rd Highlanders had made their camp.
British cavalry played were unable to play any significant role for the remainder of the war and the Causeway Heights were left in Russian hands.
www.geocities.com /Broadway/Alley/5443/crimbal.htm   (1524 words)

  
 Balaklava - South Australia - www.smh.com.au/travel/
It was named after the famous Crimean War Battle of Balaklava which Fisher reversed the usual process by building large wheat stores hoping that the commercial advantage would attract farmers to the area.
Located 7 km north east of Balaklava the Devils Gardens Reserve is an interesting picnic destination noted for its fine stands of river box gum trees.
Located south of Balaklava the Rocks Reserve is a pleasant 11.5 hectare picnic and walking destination on the banks of the Wakefield River.
www.smh.com.au /news/South-Australia/Balaklava/2005/02/17/1108500204142.html   (525 words)

  
 The Battle of Balaklava Part 1 - The Redoubts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The able Sir Colin Campbell was in charge of the Balaklava defence and based his inner defences on the village of Kadikoi.
In Balaklava itself was the Battalion of Detachments, composed of the unfit for duty in the trenches - about 100 of these were able bodied enough to be conscripted into any last ditch defence.
In a less threatening situation the sight of the very unmilitary-looking Tunisians lifting up their white robes with one hand and carrying a knotted bundle of their worldly goods in the other, streaming as fast as spindly legs, pumping hip high, would carry them back across the plain, would have been hilarious.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/6247/70209   (2481 words)

  
 G. A. Henty : Jack Archer : Chapter VIII. Balaklava
By this time the whole sweep from the Sebastopol plateau to Balaklava was alive with spectators.
Hethcote lent him his pony, and having delivered his message in the guard-ship in the harbor, whence it would be taken out to the "Agamemnon," Jack went on board some of the transports, and discharged a number of commissions with which he had been intrusted by his comrades.
Not a little laughter was excited on his arrival, and there was quite a rush of the various officers to procure their share of Jack's purchases, for no officer had been down to Balaklava for a fortnight, and the stores of luxuries were completely exhausted.
www.classicreader.com /read.php/sid.1/bookid.2218/sec.8   (3157 words)

  
 Home Page - Balaklava High School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Balaklava High School has been designated a 'Partnerships 21' school, meaning that the Council is self-managing and has the power to make the vast majority of decisions with regards to the policy and economic well-being of the site.
Students are represented by the Forum - an elected body which has voting representatives on all school committees (including Governing Council), and makes many decisions with regard to student welfare and fundraises for charities on behalf of the student body.
Balaklava High School has introduced a specified uniform, which is compulsory for all students attending the school.
www.balakhs.sa.edu.au   (404 words)

  
 Balaklava   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Balaklava consists of no less than four individual buildings, adjacent to the Balaklava Gallry.
The 'Teglhuset' (the cobblestone house) contans conference facilities ranging from conference rooms seating a handful for a small group meeting to an auditorium that seats up to 150 people.
Balaklava is the ideal location for all kinds of arrangements and festivities.
www.balaklava.no /eng/1-3.html   (174 words)

  
 The Battle of Balaklava Part 4 - Formula for Disaster   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
To proceed with the 4th Division along the ridge of the Turkish forts, and recapture the whole in succession.
To proceed in the direction of Balaklava with the 1st Division, and to advance from that point on the Turkish redoubts.
On the heights, Raglan's mood was akin to the passenger in the departure lounge at 1100 am whose flight boarding time remains posted as 1005 am with 'wait in lounge' beside it.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/crimean_war/70211   (1792 words)

  
 Shooting... Findlay Shield at Balaklava   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The second of the three Findlay Shield matches was held on Saturday at the Balaklava rifle range, in tricky conditions, over 600 yards.
Handicap - Kapunda (2) 400, Ardrossan 398, Maitland 397, Balaklava 395, Wallaroo 390, Kapunda (1) 389.
Handicap: Maitland 796, Balaklava 795, Kapunda (2) 795, Ardrossan 791, Wallaroo 790, Kapunda (1) 787; F class: Kapunda, maximum score, 768.
kadina.yp-connect.net /~ypct/sport/04/10/19/6.html   (250 words)

  
 TRSA
The Balaklava Racing Club is based at the town of Balaklava some 100 kilometres north of Adelaide.
The Club was founded in 1903, is managed by a committee formed from members of the local and regional community, and has a history of competent and profitable outcomes from its contribution to the sporting ethos of the region and South Australia more generally.
It is worthy of note that the Balaklava racing Club Committee endorses a policy of sourcing its requirements for the Balaklava Cup and other race meetings from the local business community, wherever that is possible, with a resultant financial benefit accruing to the town and region.
www.trsa.com.au /clubs/balaklava.html   (334 words)

  
 Speech in the House of Lords Defending His Conduct at Balaklava
I consider it due to your Lordships and to myself not to forego this, the first opportunity which has occurred to me, to make a statement of what was my conduct on the day of that battle, and at the same time to show what has happened since in reference to it.
Having examined this spy together, we considered his news so important that Sir Colin Campbell at once wrote a report to Lord Raglan, and I had it conveyed to his Lordship by my aide-de-camp, who happened on that day to be my son.
The spy had stated that 20,000 infantry and 5,000 cavalry were marching against our position at Balaklava from the east and south-east.
www.victorianweb.org /history/crimea/lucan.html   (2630 words)

  
 Balaklava, Battle of --  Encyclopædia Britannica
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British general who led the charge of the Light Brigade of British cavalry against the Russians in the Battle of Balaklava, Oct. 25, 1854, during the Crimean War—an incident immortalized in Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade”; (1855).
British soldier who commanded the cavalry division, including the famous Light Brigade, at the Battle of Balaklava (q.v.) in the Crimean War.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9011895?tocId=9011895   (748 words)

  
 Balaklava Area Groundwater Monitoring   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This graph shows evidence that there are lengthy delays between the time of a recharge 'event' and a corresponding rise in groundwater level, depending largely on how far the particular observation well is from where the recharge happens: the bed of the Wakefield River.
Monitoring started at Balaklava just after the exceptionally wet period of late 1992, early 1993.
During this period flows down the Wakefield would have been high, and a lot of water would have seeped into the aquifers.
au.geocities.com /sagwmonitor/Balaklava.html   (582 words)

  
 Balaklava on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There are ruins of a Genoese fortress (14th-15th cent.) in Balaklava.
Rebirth in the Valley of Death; Nature and time have healed the wounds inflicted at Balaklava by the Crimean War.
As the country marks the battle's 150th anniversary, Gavin Bell finds Ukraine blooming in its new era...
www.encyclopedia.com /html/B/Balaklav.asp   (460 words)

  
 Balaklava Gliding Club - About us
About Us he Balaklava Gliding Club was founded in 1953 and was originally known as the "Clare Soaring Club".
The flight from Balaklava to north of Marree in the state's north and back to Balaklava took about 7 1/2 hours.
As owners of the airfield, the Balaklava Gliding Club has established permanent facilities around the airfield and undertaken a large tree planting programme to enhance the appearance of the location and provide a pleasant surrounding for those waiting on the ground for their turn to fly.
www.bgc.asn.au /AboutUs.htm   (772 words)

  
 The Thin Red Line at the Battle of Balaklava 1854   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
They were led by Sir Colin Campbell who was so pleased with them at Alma that he had obtained Lord Raglan's permission to wear a Highland bonnet instead of his general's cocked hat for the rest of the campaign.
On the 24th October they routed the Russian Cavalry charge at Balaklava earning themselves the nickname of "The Thin Red Line".
The Russian force was 25,000 strong; but only their massed cavalry pushed right forward down the road to Balaklava.
www.argylls.co.uk /93bala.html   (448 words)

  
 The 1998 Canadian Encyclopedia: Balaklava Island@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Balaklava Island, 8 km, situated off the N coast of
VANCOUVER I, is located between Nigel and Hurst islands, and
It was named after the Battle of Balaklava
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1P1:28743645&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (173 words)

  
 Balaklava Photographic Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On 15 May 1912 a meeting was held at Mr B. Dunstone’s establishment at Balaklava to consider the formation of a photographic society.
There are about a dozen members, with probabilities of increase as soon as seeding operations are completed on the farms, for this is an agricultural district.
The club has been formed by Mr B.R. Banyer [q.v.] who, until his departure for Balaklava two years ago, was a leading member of the Kapunda Photographic Club.
users.chariot.net.au /~rjnoye/Clubs/Balklava.htm   (162 words)

  
 Wakefield Regional Council - Infrastructure Services
Humphrey Street, Balaklava (from Gwy Terrace to Scotland Street (northern side) - 0.1 km kerb and watertable.
Railway Terrace and Howe Street, Balaklava - 0.1 km asphaltic concrete in front of Mill Court Aged Care.
Racecourse Road, Balaklava - 1 km two coat rubber seal.
www.wakefieldrc.sa.gov.au /site/page.cfm?u=167   (670 words)

  
 Ukrainian Weekly, The: 2,500-year-old city of Balaklava holds many secrets@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ukrainian Weekly, The: 2,500-year-old city of Balaklava holds many secrets@ HighBeam Research
KYIV -- There is much that impresses in Balaklava: a dramatic 300-meter
When you find yourself on Balaklava's streets it's as if you are walking in
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 THE ATTACK ON BALAKLAVA
The loss, however, in officers, men, and horses, has been most severe.
The Heavy Brigade had soon to return to the support of the troops defending Balaklava, was fortunate enough in being at hand when a large force of Russian cavalry was descending the hill.
I immediately ordered Brigadier-General Scarlett to attack with the Scots Grays and Enniskillen Dragoons, and had his attack supported in second line by the 5th Dragoon Guards, and by a flank attack of the 4th Dragoon Guards.
home.comcast.net /~markconrad/Balaklava-Lucan.htm   (327 words)

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