The Reason Why

The Reason Why : The Story of the Fatal Charge of the Light Brigade

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Nothing in British campaign history has ever equalled the tragic farce that was the Charge of the Light Brigade. In this fascinating study, Cecil Woodham-Smith shows that responsibility for the fatal mismanagement of the affair rested with the Earls of Cardigan and Lucan, brothers-in-law and sworn enemies for more than thirty years. In revealing the combination of pride and obstinacy that was to prove so fatal, the author gives us a picture of a vanished world, in which heroism and military glory guaranteed an immortality impossible in a more cynical age.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 20mm | 324g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • maps
  • 014139031X
  • 9780141390314

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