"the Light Brigade at Balaclava"

Charge of the Light Brigade
Public DomainCharge of the Light Brigade - Credit: Simpson, William
The Battle of Balaclava was fought in 1854 during the Crimean War. It involved a campaign by the British, the French and the Turks to capture the Russian naval base of Sevastopol.  A disastrous Allied cavalary charge during the battle became famously known as the Charge of the Light Brigade.