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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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