Boys of the Light Brigade

Boys of the Light Brigade

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"[...] The habit of discipline was so strong that the British soldiers on the instant dropped their belts and stood rigid as statues. On the Spaniards the effect of the interruption was equally remarkable. Surprised at the sudden change of attitude, they looked round with a startled air to seek the cause of the Englishmen's strange quiescence. A horseman had reined up opposite the scene of the scuffle-a tall youthful figure, wearing the headgear of the 95th and a heavy cavalry cloak. "Stand easy!" he cried to the Riflemen, over the heads of the crowd, "and don't move an eyelash." With a dozen Spanish knives flashing before their eyes, the command was a severe test of discipline; but in the British army a hundred years ago rigid training had made instant unquestioning obedience an instinct. While the[...]."
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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 18.03mm | 539.77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507547412
  • 9781507547410