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The Charge of the Light Brigade


Comment on The Charge of the Light Brigade

This is the earliest example of the power of the press. The attack would have been a tactical success if the second had followed in as it should have. Tennyson's poem was more political than factual

Comment on The Charge of the Light Brigade posted 2006-12-07 by mike jackson from anglesey


Comment on The Charge of the Light Brigade

British not English. Just as the successful 'Thin Red Line' earlier the same day at the Crimea, though purely made up of a Scottish regiment, is also a British rather than a Scottish Icon. I'm at a loss to think how this easy distinction does not get through to people.

Comment on The Charge of the Light Brigade posted 2006-02-16 by Derek Sinclair from Dundee