Charge of the Light Brigade: Shedding light on a fateful charge

THE poem will live for ever in British folklore, with its poignant description of Britain's greatest military blunder.

Far from being a failure, Britain and France actually snatched victory from Russian Tsarist forces, which had carried out a surprise attack on Turkish troops and threatened British supply lines during the CrimeanWar.  And though the poet lamented that 200 returned but "Not the six hundred", in fact the Light Brigade fielded 661 troops, of which most survived. Of the 299 who fell, only 103 died.

"The Light Brigade's gallant but misdirected charge tells not even half the story, yet...
source: Express

2019-03-24 21:26
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