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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.
The deputy of the Legislative Assembly of Sevastopol, Tatyana Kravets, accentuated the attention of the head of the city at the closure for public access to part of the Nazukin waterfront under the Genoese fortress in Balaklava.
The Thin Red Line: In the Crimean War, at Balaklava, the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders won immortal fame when they formed a line in two ranks and repelled a charge of Russian cavalry.
4-8) made a thorough description of some of his nereidids from Balaklava Bay (44[degrees]30' N,
Cynicism aside, they actually did quite well, but of course the headlines were about the recreation of the Battle of Balaklava in the streets of Marseille.
Balaklava came into existence in 1849 as a stopover point between the Burra copper fields and the port at Port Wakefield.
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.
ALARM: A gunman in unmarked uniform stands guard as troops take control of the Coast Guard offices in Balaklava, Crimea