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The Charge of the Heavy Brigade

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This is an extract from the Earl of Lucan's despatch in which he reports on the charge made by the Heavy Brigade against superior numbers during the Battle of Balaklava. Lucan was the commanding officer of the cavalry division of which the Heavy Brigade formed part.

Catalogue reference: WO 1/369 ff.657-8 (27 Oct 1854)

 
 
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