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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:46 am 
The Charge Of The Light Brigade



by Alfred, Lord Tennyson


Memorializing Events in the Battle of Balaclava, October 25, 1854
Written 1854





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

'Forward, the Light Brigade!'
Was there a man dismay'd ?
Not tho' the soldier knew
Some one had blunder'd:
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do & die,
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley'd & 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 six hundred.

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

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 & 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 six hundred.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wonder'd.
Honour the charge they made!
Honour the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred!


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Marcus, a classic that will endure forever!!

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"The power of noble deeds is to be preserved and passed on to the future."

Gen. Joshua Chamberlain
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Governor of Maine & History Professor Bowdoin College

"But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action.'

Joshua Chamberlain

"Every pioneer and musician who could carry a musket went into the ranks. Even the sick and foot-sore, who could not keep up in the march, came up as soon as they could find their regiments, and took their places in line of battle, while it was battle, indeed."

Joshua Chamberlain

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I know not what life is, nor death. - Uesugi Kenshin

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Life...precious life. Precious Above all things. Precious beyond words.

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"Fear is the element that unites all losers"

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"All armed prophets succeed whereas unarmed ones fail"

A French general, Petain or Foche I think, once sent a cable that said something like: "My left is yielding, my center is immobilized, and my right is stuck. Situation excellent. I am attacking!"
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Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less


I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.


It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it.


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"If you go into the fight resolved to destroy your opponent no matter what the cost — if you go into battle truly committed to die for the opportunity to kill your enemy — his spirit will read it in your eyes and he will be crushed." — Forrest E. Morgan


"Ruthless determination will overshadow technique or choice of weapon every time. The will to win is more important than the skill to win . . . Determination is the only thing that will get you off the ground after being stabbed, shot, or punched." — Don Pentecost

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“Let not a man do what his sense of right bids him not to do, nor desire what it forbids him to desire. This is sufficient. The skillful artist will not alter his measures for the sake of a stupid workman.”

“There is no greater delight than to be conscious of sincerity on self-examination.”

“Every duty is a charge, but the charge of oneself is the root of all others.”

__________Mencius



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“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”

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“It was just him and me. He fought with honor. If it weren't for his honor, he and the others would have beaten me together. They might have killed me, then. His sense of honor saved my life. I didn't fight with honor... I fought to win.”

Orson Scott Card
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After all, it is all within our Self, it is not about our self and it is all about transcending ourselves.


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If a large dog clamps down on a limb then I'm cutting. If I'm weaponless I'll drag the friggin moster into the creek and hold it under. No creek bash it into a stump wall tree etc. Bottom line is I'll find a way to kill it.
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