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Charge of the Light Brigade - 19th Century History - About.com
In the 19th century, British cavalry units were designated as either "heavy" or "
light." The light cavalry brigades tended to ride smaller and faster horses, and
The Crimean War - 19th Century History - About.com
The Crimean War is known primarily for the “Charge of the Light Brigade,” a
poem written about a disastrous episode when British cavalry attacked in the
Crimean War articles - 19th Century History - About.com
The most famous incident of the Crimean War was a charge by the British light
cavalry division against a heavily defended Russian position. More » ...
William Howard Russell, First War Correspondent
The British commander, Lord Raglan, wanted to send the Light Cavalry Brigade
to prevent Russian troops from capturing cannon on part of the battlefield.
Profile of the Crimean War Video
It is still disputed as to how British commander Lord Raglan's orders got confused
at Balaclava, but the result was that the allies' light cavalry headed straight into ...