Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Answers 2 & 3 favorite historical events

Battle of Agincourt – 25 October 1415 – Henry V, King of England – William Shakespeare wrote “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother; be never so vile. This day shall gentle his condition. And gentlemen in England now abed shall think themselves accursed they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks that fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.”

Charge of the Light Brigade - 25 October 1864– Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, Fellow of the Royal Society and Poet Laureate: “Half a league, half a league, Half a league onward, And into the valley of death rode the six hundred” (a disaster by the way, lead by Lieutenant General James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, Order of the Bath, they were slaughtered by the Russians. At least we got a sweater out of it!)

1 comment:

  1. You missed part of the Battle of Leyte Gulf on this day. The shore support of escort carriers, destroyers and destroyer escorts were set upon by a Japanese force of battle ships and cruisers. The destroyers and destroyer escorts attached and were largely obliterated but the defense as a whole deterred the Japanese.

    Doug Pratt