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Published by Victorian (& Modern History) Book Club in Newton Abbot .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Originally published: [London]: Hamish Hamilton, 1970.

Statementby John Selby.
The Physical Object
Pagination257p. ;
Number of Pages257
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18572356M

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The Thin Red Line () cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. It was from Russell’s article that the phrase The Thin Red Line was derived. The successful defense was praised in Britain, partly because the costly war was becoming more and more unpopular among the general public. Also, it served as a distraction from one other not-so-glorious event that took place during the Battle of Balaclava. Buy The Thin Red Line: Of Balaclava First Edition by Selby, John (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1). The Thin Red Line was a famous military action by the British Army's red-coated 93rd (Highland) Regiment at the Battle of Balaclava on Octo , during the Crimean War. In this incident the 93rd aided by a small force of Royal Marines and some Turkish infantrymen, led by Sir Colin Campbell, routed a Russian cav.

The Thin Red Line at the Battle of Balaclava: As the force of Russian cavalry came over the lip of the Causeway Heights, before engaging the Heavy Brigade, a force of four squadrons detached from the main body and headed directly towards Balaclava. In their path stood the 93 rd Highlanders under Sir Colin Campbell, the commander of the Highland.   The ‘ Thin Red Line ’ of the 93rd (Highland) Regiment defied the Russian cavalry at the Battle of Balaclava Haro Prii during the Crimean War on the 25th of October, The term ‘ The Thin Red Line ’ originated in a description by W. H. Russell, the correspondent of ‘The Times’, recounting the appearance of the red-coated and kilted 93rd (Highland) Regiment as . Buy Thin Red Line of Balaclava UNKNOWN by Selby, John (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1). William H. Russell, Times Correspondent at the Battle of Balaclava wrote that he could see nothing between the charging Russians and the British regiment's base of operations at Balaclava but the "thin red streak tipped with a line of steel". The condensed phrase "the thin red line" came to represent British composure in battle.