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  The Siege of Sevastopol - Crimean War
Following the battle of the Alma on 20th September 1854, the British and French allies resolved not to make a direct attack on the Russian Naval Base and City of Sevastopol from the North but to march around the city and besiege it from the South and East.
The British selected the small fishing harbour of Balaclava, leaving the French to move to the left of the siege lines and establish their base in the small harbour of Kamiesh on the south western tip of the Crimea.
After the Battle of the Alma the Allies were seen to march around the city and appear on the Chersonese Uplands demonstrating to the Russians that the siege would be fought out on the south side of the city.
www.britishbattles.com /crimean-war/sevastopol.htm   (3926 words)

  
 The Battle of Balaclava - Crimean War - Charge of the Light Brigade
It is usually a pre-condition for a battle honour that the battle is a victory for British arms.
Against this the three episodes in the battle; the Charge of the Heavy Brigade, the Thin Red Line and the Charge of the Light Brigade, are such icons of courage and achievement for the British Army, that it is not surprising the military authorities awarded Balaclava as a battle honour to the regiments involved.
The one unquestionable feature that emerges from the battle is the courage and persistence of the ordinary troopers and regimental officers of the cavalry regiments that fought at Balaclava.
www.britishbattles.com /crimean-war/balaclava.htm   (3947 words)

  
 Garry Kilworth - Historical War Novels
After the Battle of Balaclava and the terrible massacre of the Light Brigade, the British Army is busy rallying its forces in the Crimea.
Recovering from their successful first battle against the Russians, the bloody Battle of Alma, the British, French and Turkish allied troops are spread thinly between the city of Sebastopol, fiercely defended by the Russians, and the Balaclava harbour to the south.
As one of the bloodiest battles of the war approaches, Crossman must push himself to the very limits of his abilities as a soldier if the defeat of the Russians, and the pride of the British army is to be assured.
garry-kilworth.com /historicalwar.php   (1148 words)

  
  The Battle of Balaclava
Had he arrived five minutes later, they would have been caught, for he was in the act of hustling them out of their half-drowsy state, when they were attacked by the Cossacks in large numbers, and had to gallop in for their lives.
After an advance of some 100 yards, we again halted in the position from whence we started our unfortunate charge, this position being on the end of the ridge which, as I have said, terminated the chain of hills on which stood the Turkish redoubts.
On our return from the charge, the Light Brigade collected, as it were, on the slope of the hill looking towards Balaclava and remained there, some hours, on the chance of their services being again required.
www.victorianweb.org /history/crimea/paget/pagetbala.html   (1549 words)

  
 French Military Victories
Battle of Sentinum - 295 B.C. The Gauls and Samniums under Egnatius are defeated by Decius Mus and Fabius Maximus Rullianus of the Roman Republic.
Battle of Telamon - 224 B.C. The out-numbered Gauls led by Concolitanus and Aneorestus are defeated by Atiliua Regulus and Aemilius Papus of the Roman Republic.
Battle of Gergovia - 52 B.C. The Gallic Tribes led by Vercingetorix defeat the Roman Republic army of Julius Caesar.
www.militaryfactory.com /battles/french_military_victories.asp   (2245 words)

  
 Battle of Balaclava   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Battle of Balaclava - battle during the Crimean War (October 25 1854).
Famous from the Charge of the Light Brigade and the British stand known as the thin red line.
Wapipedia > Index > B > Ba > Battle of Balaclava
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 Battle of Balaclava
The Battle of Balaclava, fought on 25 October 1854, was a key battle during the Crimean War, fought between the allied forces of Britain, France and the Ottoman Empire on one side and Russia on the other.
Prince Aleksandr Sergeyevich Menshikov commanded the Russian Army, while the Russian assault on Balaclava was commanded by General Pavel Liprandi, Menshikov's second in command.
This led to the Russians breaking through into the valley of Balaklava (anglicised as "Balaclava"), where British forces were encamped.
www.ufaqs.com /wiki/en/ba/Battle%20of%20Balaclava.htm   (429 words)

  
 Battle of Balaclava Information
Balaclava Inkerman – Sebastopol – Eupatoria Taganrog Chernaya River Kars – Malakhov
The Battle of Balaclava, fought on 25 October 1854, was a key battle during the Crimean War, fought between the allied forces of the United Kingdom, France and the Ottoman Empire on one side and Russia on the other.
The campaign at Balaclava led to the name transferring to the knitted woollen headgear—the Balaclava.
www.bookrags.com /Battle_of_Balaclava   (486 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Balaclava is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, in Australia.
It is situated in the south-east of the city in the St Kilda East area and is bounded by Inkerman street to the north, Chapel street to the west, Hotham Street to the east and Oak Grove and Los Angeles Streets to the South.
It was named after the battlefield in the Crimean War, known as the Battle of Balaclava.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Balaclava,_Victoria   (400 words)

  
 The Battle of Paoli - 1777
We highly recommend Thomas J. McGuire’s book “Battle of Paoli”, a fascinating description of the battle, the circumstances that brought it about and the troops and personalities involved.
The light companies of the 49th and 46th Foot are said to have dyed their hat feathers red as a gesture of defiance and so that the Americans could identify them.
The Royal Berkshire Regiment, of which the 49th became the 1st Battalion, continued the tradition of wearing a piece of red cloth behind their cap badges.
www.britishbattles.com /battle-paoli.htm   (1106 words)

  
 Battle of Balaclava, 25 October 1854
The Battle of Balaclava was fought on the 25 October 1854, and was the second major engagement of the Crimean War.
Kadikoi was just north of Balaclava and just to the north of this was the Plain of Balaclava running west to east and split by the Woronzov Heights in to the North and South Valleys.
For all the mistakes that were made, Balaclava remained in Allied hands, and so Raglan could claim victory, but few in Britain saw it that way, as for many, the Charge was the battle, and that was a disaster.
www.historyofwar.org /articles/battles_balaclava.html   (1566 words)

  
 Scotsman.com Living - How Lothian troops led the charge to glory at the Battle of Balaclava
The battle was the second of the Crimean War, which had begun as a dispute between the Muslim Turkish Ottoman Empire and Russia over the protection of Orthodox Christians in several holy towns in what was then Palestine in late 1853.
Balaclava is famous for not only the ill-advised cavalry charge - made famous by Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem The Charge of the Light Brigade - but also for an outrageous, and successful, defensive formation carried out by a battalion of Scottish soldiers.
Many English, Irish and Scottish troops were awarded medals for their role in the battle, but it was two soldiers from Edinburgh who were among the first recipients of the prestigious Victoria Cross for their valour and gallantry in the conflict.
living.scotsman.com /index.cfm?id=1227752004   (1650 words)

  
 Environmental planning in Balaclava
Balaclava is a small town of about 20,000 people on Crimea's southwest coast.
Enclosed by cliffs, Balaclava Bay was of great strategic importance on the Black Sea coast: a ruined Genoese castle and the remnants of Cembalo fortress on the spectacular heights of the eastern cape have guarded the narrow entrance into the bay since mediaeval times.
This plan is pioneer work for Balaclava: a radical attempt to move away from the present situation by listing the town's environmental problems and by providing a vision of what the town should be like in the future.
www.ln.com.ua /~veha   (973 words)

  
 Balaclava - webBikeWorld
However, I did come across some interesting British history regarding the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean war in 1854.
Apparently, knit wool Balaclava helmets were sent to the soldiers fighting that war by the folks back home.
The Balaclava pattern has been used as a head covering for centuries, probably because it makes sense to cover the head and neck as a way to keep warm.
www.webbikeworld.com /r3/balaclava   (1137 words)

  
 Balaclava 1854:The Charge of the Light Brigade - by JOHN SWEETMAN   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Balaclava 1854:The Charge of the Light Brigade - by JOHN SWEETMAN
The port of Balaclava was crucial in maintaining the supply lines for the Allied siege of Sevastapol.
The Russian attack in October 1854 therefore posed a major threat to the survival of the Allied cause.
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 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Balaclava, fought on 25 October 1854, was a key battle during the Crimean War, fought between the allied forces of the United Kingdom, French Empire and the Ottoman Empire on one side and Russia on the other.
The campaign at Balaclava led to the name transferring to the knitted woollen headgear—the Balaclava.
The song "The Trooper" by British metal band Iron Maiden is themed on this battle.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Battle_of_Balaclava   (544 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Balaclava 1854 - The Charge Of The Light Brigade: DVD: Brian Blessed   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Balaclava was distinguished by three celebrated acts the heroic courage of The Thin Red Line, the dashing bravery of the Heavy Brigade and, of course the utter disaster which befell the Light Brigade as it made it¹s infamous charge.
Using dramatised 'eye-witness' accounts, battle reconstructions and 3D computer maps this programme breaks down the acts of the celebrated battle at Balaclava, focusing on 'The Thin Red Line', the importance of the role of the 'Heavy Brigade' and, of course, the fated charge of the Light Brigade.
A great DVD on the Battle of Balaclava with a brief history why the war was happening and ending on the Charge of the Light Brigade.
www.amazon.co.uk /Balaclava-1854-Charge-Light-Brigade/dp/B0002SCZPS   (831 words)

  
 languagehat.com: THIN RED LINE.
The battle of Balaclava, of course, also gave us the balaclava helmet, a knitted head covering enveloping everything except the face, like those chain mail helmets Norman knights sported, except in wool, which the British soldiers used to keep warm during the cold Crimean winter.
British schoolboys still wore balaclavas (along with fingerless gloves, shorts and knee socks) in winter until at least the early 1960s.
Balaclavas are associated in my mind (and I suspect in many others of my generation) with IRA terrorists, who frequently wore them.
www.languagehat.com /archives/002613.php   (609 words)

  
 Balaclava   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A balaclava, balaclava helmet or ski mask is a form of headgear covering the whole head, exposing only the face (and often only the eyes).
During the Crimean War, knitted balaclavas were sent over to the British troops to help protect them from the bitter cold weather.
They are often associated with special forces units such as the SAS, or with the IRA or with muggers where they act as a form of disguise.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/ba/Balaclava.htm   (162 words)

  
 Balaclava, Battle of
Balaclava, Battle Of A Russian attack on 25 October 1854, during the Crimean War, on British positions, near a town in Ukraine, 10 km/6 mi southeast of Sevastopol.
It was the scene of the ill-timed Charge of the Light Brigade of British cavalry against the Russian entrenched artillery.
Balaclava helmets were knitted hoods worn here by soldiers in the bitter weather.
www.curantbun.com /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0000296.html   (246 words)

  
 Antique Military Prints - Battle Prints   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle betwixt the Israelites and the Amalekites.
On 25th October 1854 a Russian attempt to break the siege of Sevastopol was defeated at the battle of Balaclava.
Battle of Austerlitz, J.Christal, Copper plate engraving, published by Richard Evans 1813.
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 The Reason Why   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Again, this became a cause of the failure at Balaclava that was built upon another cause, and had yet other causes built upon it.
And it was General Scarlett who, during the battle of Balaclava, was to perform “one of the great feats of cavalry against cavalry in the history of Europe.” (Woodham-Smith, p.
She was able to smoothly take the reader from one event to the next; from one person to the next, and show how that event or person created the factors that enables the next factor to occur.
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 balaclava - Search Results - MSN Encarta
A balaclava, also known as a balaclava helmet or ski mask, is a form of headgear covering the whole head, exposing only the face, and sometimes only the eyes.
The name balaclava comes from the town of...
The Battle of Balaclava, fought on 25 October 1854, was a key battle during the Crimean War, fought between the allied forces of the United Kingdom, France and the Ottoman Empire on one side and...
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