Hell Riders

Hell Riders : The Truth About the Charge of the Light Brigade

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On 25 October 1854, during the Crimean War, the Light Brigade of the British Cavalry Division made the most magnificent and most brutal charge in military history. Almost 700 men armed with sabre and lance, charged straight at the muzzles of Russian cannons. This vivid and extraordinarily detailed account of the charge and the bloody melee that followed, by an author with unique access to regimental archives, is told largely in the words of the survivors themselves. Terry Brighton takes the reader closer than ever before to the experience of charging down the Valley of Death.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 28mm | 322.06g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.)
  • 0141018313
  • 9780141018317
  • 446,317

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"An example to all popular historians of how to combine a gripping yarn with deep insight into the social and cultural forces driving the action." -Publishers Weekly "Brighton recounts the events as the survivors themselves remembered them . . . Readers who wish to avoid revisionist history will find the firsthand accounts difficult to resist."-Military History
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About Terry Brighton

For many years Terry Brighton has sourced and worked with unique survivor's accounts of this battle. Terry Brighton is the Curator of The Queen's Royal Lancers Museum - the direct descendents of the 17th Lancers who led the charge. He is a member of the Crimean War Research Society and is an authority on The Crimean War. He has a degree in Politics and Philosophy and lives in Grantham.
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