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1916 Crimea Photo: Sergeant James Mustard Last Survivor Of The Charge Of The Light Brigade at The Battle of Balaclava

FLASHBACK to January 1 1912:

Sergeant James Mustard (80), formerly of the 17th Lancers, flanked by two serving members of the regiment. Mustard (who died on 4th Feb 1916) was the last survivor of the 17th Lancers who took part in the charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava in 1854.

The Crimean War began, in 1854. Russia lost.


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The Times’ War correspondent William Russell was there to report on the carnage:

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Posted: 2nd, March 2014 | In: Flashback, Photojournalism | Comment

Sock A Mum: Victoria Beckham Wears Gloves In Bed

VICTORIA Beckham goes to bed wearing socks and gloves.

This is not to best please Day-vid, who is building up to the day he gets his wife to wear a full balaclava and tuxedo in the bedroom, but to prevent her from ageing.

Says Vicky:

“I put really thick foot lotion on with socks before I go to sleep. I also use thick hand cream with gloves at the same time.”

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Posted: 29th, September 2008 | In: Celebrities, Tabloids | Comments (6)