Meaning of Balaclava, Battle of in English:

Balaclava, Battle of

Pronunciation /ˌbaləˈklɑːvə/

proper noun

  • A battle of the Crimean War, fought between Russia and an alliance of British, French, and Turkish forces in and around the small port of Balaclava (now Balaklava) in the southern Crimea in 1854. The battle ended inconclusively; it is chiefly remembered as the scene of the Charge of the Light Brigade.