Battle of Balaclava

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, carbon print by Margaret Cameron On October 10, 1854, Russian forces met with British forces at Balaklava. This engagement saw neither side garner a clear victory, with both Russians and British taking heavy losses. Ultimately, the British came out on top. The English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, commemorated this engagement with "The Charge of the Light Brigade" written on 9 December 1854. Margaret Cameron, Carbon print of Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1869, printed 1875/79 (The Art Institute of Chicago). This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired. Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

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25 Oct 1854

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