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Old 12-02-2018, 02:53 AM
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The charge of the British cavalry's Light Brigade against the wrong artillery battery at the 1854 Battle of Balaclava.

- commemorated in a famous poem
- the brave Brigade suffered almost 300 casualties
- the French Marshall commemorated the charge with "C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas la guerre. C'est de la folie."

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