"the battle of Balaclava"
'Charge of the Light Brigade' by Woodville
Public Domain'Charge of the Light Brigade' by Woodville - Credit: Richard Caton Woodville (1825-1855)

 Balaclava was one of the battles of the Crimean War, fought in 1854.

One of the disastrous charges of the battle of Balaclava known as the 'Charge of the Light Brigade' is the subject of Tennyson's poem of the same name.

Half a league, half a league,

Half a league onward,

All in the valley of Death

Rode the six hundred.

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