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also Bal·a·cla·va  (băl′ə-klăv′ə, -klä′və)
A section of the city of Sevastopol in Crimea. During the Crimean War, Balaklava became famous for the doomed charge of the British Light Brigade against heavy Russian fire (October 25, 1854).


(ˌbæləˈklɑːvə; Russian bəlaˈklavə) or


(Placename) a small port in S Crimea: scene of an inconclusive battle (1854), which included the charge of the Light Brigade, during the Crimean War


(ˌbæl əˈklɑ və)

a seaport in S Crimea, in S Ukraine, on the Black Sea.
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After leaving Constantinople, the way will be taken out through the beautiful Bosphorus, across the Black Sea to Sebastopol and Balaklava, a run of about twenty-four hours.
Immediately after the bushfire was declared, emergency relief centres were set up in Balaklava, Clare and Gawler for people who needed emergency
On October 25, the Russians assaulted Allied positions near the supply point of Balaklava.
Balaklava came into existence in 1849 as a stopover point between the Burra copper fields and the port at Port Wakefield.
In the last three years, troops from three RRS battalions - The Royal Scots Borderers, The Royal Highland Fusiliers and Balaklava Company - have tested positive for steroids.
The Balaklava Bugle was used to sound the Charge of the Light Brigade on October 25, 1854 - part of the most famous battle of the Crimean War fought against Russia on the shores of the Black Sea.
Balaklava, Crimea, January 17th, 1855 My Dear Cousin, Your very kind and welcome letter only reached me about three or four days ago.
The Greys also served at Balaklava in the Crimean War in 1854.
In Balaklava, a long column of military vehicles blocking the road to a border post bore Russian plates.
ALARM: A gunman in unmarked uniform stands guard as troops take control of the Coast Guard offices in Balaklava, Crimea