#OnThisDay 1854 The Light Brigade charged Russian positions at the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War. Of the 674 men that took part, 114 were Irish. 21 Irishmen died, 16 were wounded & 7 were taken prisoner. More than 30,000 Irishmen served in the Crimea.
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Hi, I'm David, I'm from Ireland. I am an avid fan of history. I have my B.A. in History, my M.A. in Military History and Strategic Studies,a Post Qualification Diploma in History and I've been teaching History for five years now. I wanted to create a podcast that examines, in great detail, major Irish battles and battles allover the world in various wars that Irish people played a significant part in. Hope you enjoy. View all posts by theirishatwar