The Valley of Death
This program looks at the epic charge of the Light Brigade, when a misunderstood Order sent troops straight into the main Russian artillery during the Battle of Balaclava. It also looks at the later Battle of Inkerman and the work of Florence Nightingale.
History's Wars and Battles
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- Ch 354Arnhem: A Bridge Too FarIn December, 1944, 400 men of the 1rst British Airborne Division paraded at Buckingham Palace to receive their grateful thanks from their king and countrymen. Although they paraded as heroes, victors they were not. They were some of the survivors of a whole airborne division of over 10,000 men lost during the most audacious and ultimately controversial battles of Operation Market Garden; Arnhem.The Crimean WarThe first program looks at the reasons behind the war, and why Britain allied itself against Imperial Russia.