The Charge of the Light Brigade


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(4.6 stars; 5 reviews)

This poem was published just six weeks after the event, its lines emphasize the valour of the cavalry in bravely carrying out their orders, regardless of the obvious outcome.
The Charge of the Light Brigade was a charge of British light cavalry led by Lord Cardigan against Russian forces during the Battle of Balaclava on 25 October 1854 in the Crimean War. Lord Raglan, overall commander of the British forces, had intended to send the Light Brigade to pursue and harry a retreating Russian artillery battery, a task well-suited to light cavalry. Due to miscommunication in the chain of command, the Light Brigade was instead sent on a frontal assault against a different artillery battery, one well-prepared with excellent fields of defensive fire.(Summary from Wikipedia) (0 hr 42 min)

Chapters

Charge of the Light Brigade - Read by AAB 2:19 Read by Allen Biehl
Charge of the Light Brigade - Read by BK 2:44 Read by Bruce Kachuk
Charge of the Light Brigade - Read by CB 2:04 Read by Caitlin Buckley
Charge of the Light Brigade - Read by CLP 1:55 Read by Chris Pyle
Charge of the Light Brigade - Read by DL 2:12 Read by David Lawrence
Charge of the Light Brigade - Read by EL 2:18 Read by Newgatenovelist
Charge of the Light Brigade - Read by GG 2:43 Read by Greg Giordano
Charge of the Light Brigade - Read by JAB 2:25 Read by Joe Brenneman
Charge of the Light Brigade - Read by LCW 2:13 Read by Larry Wilson
Charge of the Light Brigade - Read by LLW 2:35 Read by Leonard Wilson
Charge of the Light Brigade - Read by MK 2:49 Read by Maria Kasper
Charge of the Light Brigade - Read by NB 2:31 Read by NoelBadrian
Charge of the Light Brigade - Read by PJW 2:09 Read by Patrick Wallace
Charge of the Light Brigade - Read by RJO 2:12 Read by LadyRebeccaJane
Charge of the Light Brigade - Read by SGT 2:28 Read by SteveToner
Charge of the Light Brigade - Read by TJR 3:46 Read by Thomas J. Rowland
Charge of the Light Brigade - Read by TK 2:39 Read by Tasleem Khan

Reviews

CJ


(5 stars)

Classic poem about a true battle in the Crimean War. The reading by Patrick Wallace is my personal favorite; sounds like a melody.