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Offline Rapunzel

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Crimea still part of Ukraine: Britain
« on: March 17, 2014, 10:17:28 PM »

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Re: Crimea still part of Ukraine: Britain
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 11:27:23 PM »
Ok, so what are you going to do about it, seeing as how Russia and the Crimean leadership disagree with you?

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Re: Crimea still part of Ukraine: Britain
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2014, 01:09:12 AM »
Well, at least it's nice to know that delusion isn't confined to only the U.S. Administration...
Well, George Lewis told the Englishman, the Italian and the Jew
You can't open your mind, boys, to every conceivable point of view

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Re: Crimea still part of Ukraine: Britain
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2014, 03:08:23 AM »
I like to remind everyone that Great Britain won the Crimean War in 1856:

The Charge of the Light Brigade

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 soldiers knew
 ? Some one had blunder'd:
 Theirs not to make reply,
 Theirs not to reason why,
 Theirs but to do and 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 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 six hundred.

 Flash'd all their sabres bare,
 Flash'd as they turned 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 and Russian
 Reel'd from the sabre-stroke
 Shatter'd and 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 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 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!

During the Battle of Balaclava,of the 666 men known to have ridden in the charge (sources vary slightly),271 became casualties: 110 killed , 129 wounded, plus another 32 wounded and taken prisoner. It was a disaster for Great Britain at a strategic stand point. It was planned very poorly.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2014, 03:25:19 AM by SPQR »


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