Beersheba Wells, Palestine, 1917

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    The Charge of the Light Brigade
    Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    1.
    Half a league, half a league,
    Half a league onward,
    All in the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.
    "Forward, the Light Brigade!
    "Charge for the guns!" he said:
    Into the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.


    2.
    "Forward, the Light Brigade!"
    Was there a man dismay'd?
    Not tho' the soldier knew
    Someone had blunder'd:
    Their's not to make reply,
    Their's not to reason why,
    Their's but to do and die:
    Into the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.


    3.
    Cannon to right of them,
    Cannon to left of them,
    Cannon in front of them
    Volley'd and thunder'd;
    Storm'd at with shot and shell,
    Boldly they rode and well,
    Into the jaws of Death,
    Into the mouth of Hell
    Rode the six hundred.


    4.
    Flash'd all their sabres bare,
    Flash'd as they turn'd in air,
    Sabring the gunners there,
    Charging an army, while
    All the world wonder'd:
    Plunged in the battery-smoke
    Right thro' the line they broke;
    Cossack and Russian
    Reel'd from the sabre stroke
    Shatter'd and sunder'd.
    Then they rode back, but not
    Not the six hundred.


    5.
    Cannon to right of them,
    Cannon to left of them,
    Cannon behind them
    Volley'd and thunder'd;
    Storm'd at with shot and shell,
    While horse and hero fell,
    They that had fought so well
    Came thro' the jaws of Death
    Back from the mouth of Hell,
    All that was left of them,
    Left of six hundred.


    6.
    When can their glory fade?
    O the wild charge they made!
    All the world wondered.
    Honor the charge they made,
    Honor the Light Brigade,
    Noble six hundred.



    ...and an Australian led BOTH charges! ;)
     
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    And here I've always thought it was Errol Flynn.:cool:
     
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    Well, that was pretty random.

    The charge of the Light Brigade was the british light calvalry in the crimean war.
     
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    His point was NOT random, he stated they both were lead by Australians, Further they were both horsed, one a real light cavalry, the other actually mounted Infantry called light Cavalry.
     
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    Never mind. You obviously don't know military history that well, or even know what the Crimean war was. Lord Tennyson's poem had nothing to do with Aussies or Aussie cavalry. That's why I thought it was pretty random to post it.
     
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    That's where we get our saying that. "I'm in like Flynn" :D

    I would think Errol's enthusiasm would have been ignited by the words "Beer" and "Sheba".
     
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    Don't you dare let on to the other drongoes that it was Errol I was alluding to! :rolleyes:
     
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