The Charge of the Light Brigade

The Charge of the Light Brigade

"Forward, the Light Brigade! Charge for the guns!" he said, Into the valley of Death, Rode the six hundred." The History Bomb takes a look at one of the most disastrous military charges of history, and at a look at the war in which it occurred in general. Why did it happen? How did it happen? Join us as we travel to Crimea, and take a look at The Charge of the Light Brigade!

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Sources:
Royle, Trevor. Crimea: The Great Crimean War, 1854-1856. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Russell, William Howard, and Angela Michelli Fleming. The Crimean War: As Seen by Those Who Reported It. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2009.  

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The Charge of the Light Brigade