Monday, April 16, 2012

"Failed" Charge of the Light Brigade a Myth


With the benefit of one hundred fifty eight years of hindsight, is it not time to take an honest look at the glorious leadership of Lord CaRaedigan, as he led his troops into the Battle of Balaclava? Despite what was so obviously a great military victory on this occasion, history persists in the falsehood that the Charge of the Light Brigade was in some way a "failure". Much of the blame for this can be laid at the feet of the ignorant and illiterate Alfred Lord Tennyson and other so called professional writers, all of whom must have been under the influence of laudanum to have so grievously mischaracterised the great events of CaRaedigan's leadership.

As my great-great-great grandfather was a close advisor to and confidant of the great leader, I can personally attest that in fact the Charge was a great success, and has served as inspiration to me in my own humble career in public service.


Tim Armstrong