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Charge of the Light Brigade, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishCharge of the Light Brigade, thethe Charge of the Light BrigadeˌCharge of the ˈLight Briˌgade, the  an unsuccessful attack made by the British cavalry (=soldiers riding horses) during the Crimean War. Many British soldiers were killed because they were ordered to ride into a valley full of Russian soldiers with heavy guns. Tennyson describes this battle in his poem The Charge of the Light Brigade.
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