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Word to Tennyson (Golden Rainbow)

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Johanas Bilderburg (Golden Rainbow)

Sunday, December 21, 2008 - 05:49 am Click here to edit this post
Respek to Tennyson yo..

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

"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 LDI.

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 LDI.

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

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 the LDI.

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 LDI.

Hail the Pinktator.

Stuart Taylor (Little Upsilon)

Sunday, December 21, 2008 - 05:57 am Click here to edit this post
Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Jeffery quoted that!!!

Did you know it actually refers to the charge of the Light Brigade, Sam? The light Brigade actually ended up losing and was one of the worst mistakes by British military commanders in our history. The other was by Winston Churchill and involved the British Expeditionary Force during World War II, and the attempted invasion of mainland Europe. Again, our boys were outnumbered, lost the fight but were still labelled as heroes. Why? Again to save the embarassment of our military leaders during a major conflict. That was known as Operation Market Garden.

Anyway, back to The Charge of the Light Brigade, each and every man involved was indeed hailed a hero, but none survived. All were slaughtered on the battlefield. The only reason they were all named hero's was to prevent embarassment by top military brass at the time.

The light brigade were actually officially known as The 13th Light dragoons, and were led by Lord Lucan.

It refers to The Crimean War of 1854-1856. The battle was known as The battle of Balaclava and took place on 25th October 1854.

Anyway - sorry, I have no business here. I will go now :)

jason (Golden Rainbow)

Sunday, December 21, 2008 - 03:21 pm Click here to edit this post
Hail the Pinktator!!!

Johanas Bilderburg (Little Upsilon)

Sunday, December 21, 2008 - 11:53 pm Click here to edit this post
They suffered 50 percent casualties...300 dead and wounded.

But the point is they followed orders...Which is the point of being a soldier.

Stuart Taylor (Little Upsilon)

Monday, December 22, 2008 - 12:10 am Click here to edit this post
Sam, whilst I disagree with your first line, I wholly agree with your second.

No matter what, they fought. But sadly, some history books are inaccurate. For instance, did you know that the US invaded a small part of The UK during the war of independence? I didnt. I was never taught that.

Apparently, The US sent 2 warships to the England to scuttle the fleet whilst it was in dock. BUT, your guys (after a long voyage) all got drunk and were captured by our guys before they even started their mission!

I only found this out a few weeks ago when it was the anniversary of the invasion and it was on our national news. Obviously nothing decent to report at the time :)

The point is, history depends on where it is viewed from, and who is teaching it to you.

The charge of the light brigade was an awesome military cock up, yes - we brits make them too - no matter how good we are!!! :)

Nute Gunray (Little Upsilon)

Monday, December 22, 2008 - 03:45 pm Click here to edit this post
Jolly good show Mr.Johanas Bilderburg of Little Upsilon. I see you have found the way to ryhme. I think you certainly have promise when it comes to putting together a little ditty.

Arise, Arise Warriors of THE BLUE TEAM!
Fell deads awake: fire, bombs and slaughter!
Missiles shall be launched!
Bombs shall be dropped!
A nuclear day, a red day ere the sun rises!
Fight now! Fight now!
Fight against the LDI!

Nute Gunray the Viceroy

General Dirt (Golden Rainbow)

Monday, December 22, 2008 - 10:45 pm Click here to edit this post
I agree with you on the inaccuracies they teach us about history. I'm not sure exactly why they do this but it sucks.

I remember school days when they were teaching us about the Trail of Tears. Me being of Native American decent already knew the story in whole. My teacher and I went round and round on the sad. I think maybe the American govt. would rather view Andrew Jackson as a hero and less like an Adolph Hitler type that he really was. Either way 20k people died in that march, along with countless other tribes in his offensive.

The Japanese were called monsters for there role in the Batan death march. Andrew Jackson was hailed as a hero in the Trail of Tears. What gives? Is this what "Point of view" has come too?

So sad.


Stuart Taylor (Little Upsilon)

Monday, December 22, 2008 - 11:08 pm Click here to edit this post
Over here, us brits have a not so colourful history too. Not only did we start the world slave trade, but we also invented concentration camps. We have been prejudiced against other religions (mainly Roman Catholics - we are Church of England). We slaughtered thousands of innocents during our empire expansion, we have destroyed religious relics during the crusades, and thats just a start.

None of this is in any History book in the UK. Therefore, your government (whoever it may be) decides what they want you to learn. Not what is historically correct.

Now, this is all changing. With the advent of the Internet - it is harder to hide these facts from the general populace. Hopefully, the next generation will grow up with the correct knowledge instead of government propoganda.

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