• Wednesday 11 December 2019 at 12:00
    Christmas Lunch - this has been booked for 12.00 noon for a 12.30pm table at The Silver Plough on Wednesday 11th December when we will also be discussing "The Seal Woman's Gift" by Sally...
  • Wednesday 11 December 2019 at 19:15
    Teams of any size, no rules to speak of! Christmas dinnerette at half time. £7.50 per head. Please ... ...if you are booked in but don't wish to eat or cannot come at the last minute, can you...
  • Wednesday 11 December 2019 at 20:00
    This is a reminder about the quiz nights at the Silver Plough. These are held on the second Wednesday of each month starting at 8:00pm. The quiz is organised in tables of 4 or 6 people with each...
  • Saturday 14 December 2019 at 14:30
    Come and join us for Christmas Tea and a programme of Festive Music
  • Monday 16 December 2019 at 18:30
    Come and join the singers collecting for The Children's Society on MONDAY 16th DEC. 6.30-8 pm. We will be leaving the church at 6.30 pm and arriving at the Silver Plough at about 8 pm
  • Wednesday 18 December 2019 at 12:00
    Pitton Ladies Lunch meets once a month in the Silver Plough to - well - have lunch. And you'd be most welcome to join us at the next one.
  • Wednesday 29 January 2020 at 19:30
    The Press and Public are invited to attend, and so prior to the start of the meeting there will be a short period of time set aside for public questions or comments about items on the...

Salisbury Military History Society – The Battle of Balaclava

Date/Time
Friday 25 October 2019 at 19:30

The Battle of Balaclava

The charge of the Light Brigade, during the Battle of Balaclava on 25 October 1854, is one of the most famous military exploits during the Crimean War of 1854-55.

The war was truly a Victorian epic, pitting the British and French armies, allied for the first time after many years of enmity, against the might of Russia. Just two days before the 165th anniversary, historian Bob Kershaw presents a fascinating talk based upon his recent book in which he provides a step-by-step analysis of the course of the charge, the various personalities and compares the reality with Tennyson’s famous poem and the 1968 film.

Entrance for members is included in your annual subscription. For non-members, entrance is £10 (cash only) at the door.

Colonel Robert Kershaw joined the Parachute Regiment in 1973 and commanded 10 PARA. He attended the German Staff College, the Fuhrungsakedemie, and served alongside the Bundeswehr. An established historian, he has published numerous books, written many articles in the national press and featured in numerous TV documentaries. ’24 Hours at Balaclava: Voices from the Battlefield’ was published earlier this year.

 

 

 

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