The Charge of Light Brigade is one of the most infamous events in military history. The charge took place during the Crimean War at the Battle of Balaclava in 1854 and has since become a dual metaphor for the bravery of the British light cavalry and the incompetence of its privileged high command. History of War Issue 28 explores how blundering officers condemned the 17th Lancers to the fury of the Russian guns in an event that has since become legendary.
Issue 28 also explores part two of History of War‘s centenary commemoration of the Battle of Verdun and has complementary feature on the 1916 Easter Rising, the event that laid the foundations for the modern Irish Republic. There are also varied articles ranging from England’s very own “Dark Knight” Edward the Black Prince, the Duke of Marlborough’s decisive victory at the Battle of Blenheim and a guided tour of the USA’s most feared heavy bomber: the B-52 Stratofortress.
Also in Issue 28:
- Frontline: Medieval Siege Warfare
- Medal of Honor Hero: Salvatore Giunta
- The Briefing: Rise of Kurdistan
- Artefact of War: ‘Musical Box’ tank key