" the Light Brigade at Balaclava "
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.
" Wally thought automatically, 'Jezail' "
The Jezail is a weapon which was used primarily by Afghan soldiers during the Anglo-Afghan wars. It is a type of simple musket or matchlock, and is often hand made.
" on the far side of the Hindu Kush "
Mountains of Afghanistan - Credit: Officer
The name Hindu Kush applies to the mountain range between eastern and central Afghanistan and north-west Pakistan.