Brave Captains Author:V. A. Stuart Hazard #2 — "The Crimean camapaign...On October 25, 1854, the Plain of Balaclava thundered to two of the most incredible military maneuvers of all time - the charges of the Heavy and Light Brigades. British and Russian blood soaked the field of battle that day; blood literally intermixed by the fury of the clash, and indelible for the tragic hero... more »ism it marked.
Less renowned - but no less heroic - were the gallant efforts of the British bluejackets in support of their beleaguered land forces. Conspicuous among them was Philip Horatio Hazard and his hand-picked men of the 'Trojan.' With sea legs firmly planted on Russian soil, they fought like tigers against the relentless waves of green-coated Russians and fiery Cossack who were determined to push them back into the sea..."« less