The Crimean War
The Crimean War from 1853-1856 comes alive in this documentary, as well as the initial Light Brigade of British troops overpowered by Russian forces.
S01:E01 - The Reason Why
The first program looks at the reasons behind the war, and why Britain allied itself against Imperial Russia.
S01:E02 - 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.
S01:E03 - War and Peace
The final program looks at the aftermath of the war with Germany, with Italy and Romania springing up from the ashes of the confrontation. Meanwhile, in defeated Russia, the peasants and serfs where sowing the seeds of a future revolution.