A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary charge made by the British Light Brigade.
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A wannabe-revisionist riposte to stiff upper lips of yore that goes to some trouble to make sure you know this isn’t Tennyson visualised or a remake of the 1936 version. Except it partly is. For all the satiric archness and anti-war politicking it rather enjoys staging the thing it supposedly shuns and thus creates a schizophrenic atmosphere. It’s all ‘Boys Own’ adventure when the Satirists aren’t looking.
Un corps expéditionnaire franco-anglais est envoyé en Crimée (1874) pour bloquer la politique expansionniste du tsar Nicolas de Russie qui tente d'imposer sa domination sur les pays balkans.
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The title could also be: "Good Men Are Dying For Nothing". This is about very bad leadership, ignorance, arrogance, inhumanity and stupidity of war. Mostly aristocratic, unexperienced commanding officer dilettantes "play war" and are quite comfortable to sacrifice their subordinates. This "horror" happened in 1854, but it can easily occur nowadays at any place, any time.