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balaclava  

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A close-fitting garment covering the whole head and neck except for parts of the face, typically made of wool, of a type worn originally by soldiers on active service in the Crimean War, and named ...
Campbell, Sir Colin, 1st Baron Clyde

Campbell, Sir Colin, 1st Baron Clyde  

(1792–1863).Campbell was born in Glasgow and entered the army in 1807. He fought in many of the most celebrated campaigns of his era: the Peninsular War (1808–14); the Demerara ...
Charge of the Light Brigade

Charge of the Light Brigade  

1854.During the battle of Balaclava (25 October 1854) Lord Raglan ordered Lord Lucan to advance his cavalry to stop the Russians removing captured cannon from the Causeway Heights. Confusion led to ...
Crimean War

Crimean War  

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A war (1853–6) between Russia and an alliance of Great Britain, France, Sardinia, and Turkey. Russian aggression against Turkey led to war, with Turkey's European allies intervening to destroy ...
Fitzroy James Henry Somerset Raglan, 1st Baron

Fitzroy James Henry Somerset Raglan, 1st Baron  

(1788–1855)British soldier. Joining the army in 1804, he served as aide-de-camp to Arthur Wellesley (Duke of Wellington) during the Peninsular War, and lost an arm at the Battle of Waterloo. ...
3rd earl of Lucan, George Charles Bingham

3rd earl of Lucan, George Charles Bingham  

(1800–88).Born into an aristocratic family, George Bingham became an officer in the British army by purchase in 1816. After ten years of further purchase, he gained command of the ...

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