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The Reason Why, the Incredible Story of the Charge of the Light Brigade.
The Reason Why, the Incredible Story of the Charge of the Light Brigade. Yet Woodham-Smith adds even more to this book, the pure high drama of military incompetence at it's highest as Lord Raglan unwitting observes a battle unfold from his perch deep behind Russian, the enemy, lines. And of Lord Lucan, who want's to be in charge but is never in the right place at the right time.
Cecil Blanche Woodham-Smith (née Fitzgerald; 29 April 1896 – 16 March 1977) was a British historian and biographer. She wrote four popular history books, each dealing with a different aspect of the Victorian era. Cecil Woodham-Smith was born in 1896 in Tenby, Wales. Her family, the Fitzgeralds, were a well-known Irish family, one of her ancestors being Lord Edward Fitzgerald, hero of the Irish Rebellion of 1798.
The Reason Why" by Cecil Woodham-Smith and written in 1954 came as a recommendation through a friend of. .
The Reason Why" by Cecil Woodham-Smith and written in 1954 came as a recommendation through a friend of mine who is currently a major in the British Army. This book is a masterpiece and I will feebly attempt to explain why. To understand what really happened during the Battle of Balaclava, Woodham-Smith starts to illustrate the political and military culture within Britain starting just after the turn of the Century and then directly after the British victory over Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815.
Woodham-Smith does the complex topic full justice, without becoming overbearing. This is THE book to read to comprehend what led to this disastrous action. I've been and still am currently studying the Great War and am dumbfounded by the similarities and the fact that indeed the British general staff had ample proof of its defunct tactics and concepts already in 1853-1856.
There’s a wonderful book by a writer named Cecil Woodham-Smith called The Reason Why, and it is a story of why the Light Brigade charged into the Valley of Death, the Battle of Balaclava, and every child in America in my generation knows, Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to d.
There’s a wonderful book by a writer named Cecil Woodham-Smith called The Reason Why, and it is a story of why the Light Brigade charged into the Valley of Death, the Battle of Balaclava, and every child in America in my generation knows, Theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do or die. Well it’s a great book, and instead of this heroic portrait of these poor dear young men charging off into the death, it is a portrait of the utter incompetence of the British military system, Lord Raglan and Lord Cardigan who sent them into this, into their death, and it’s a brilliant book, and it’s writt.
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The Reason Why by Cecil Woodham-Smith.
Cecil Blanche Woodham-Smith (née Fitzgerald) (29 April 1896 – 16 March 1977) was a British historian and biographer. The Reason Why by Cecil Woodham-Smith. Examines a part of the action of the Battle of Balaclava, one of the earlier and most important battles of the Crimean War. - Google. I want to read this book. Florence Nightingale by Cecil Woodham-Smith. Woodham-Smith C. New York: McGraw Hill, 1953
The Reason Why. New York: McGraw Hill, 1953. 287 . he Reason Why is a study of the Charge of the Light Brigade, a military disaster during the Crimean War and one of the defining events of the Victorian age. It became Woodham-Smith's most popular book, and afterwards she explained to a television audience how she wrote the Charge itself: working at a gallop through thirty-six hours non-stop without food or other break until the last gun was fired, when she poured a stiff drink and slept for two days
Cecil Woodham-Smith seeks to explain how such a tragedy occured.
Cecil Woodham-Smith seeks to explain how such a tragedy occured. Lord Lucan and Lord Cardigan were brothers-in-law who detested each other. Each possessed deep character flaws. This is one reason the Charge of the Light Brigade, with which the Reason Why primarily deals, was so different, and worthy of eulogizing in prose and song (Alfred, Lord Tennyson, by the way, appears absolutely nowhere in this text)-those dying, those paying the price for the Army's obsession with aristocracy, were aristocrats themselves. Woodham-Smith manages to trace.
Author: Cecil Woodham-Smith
Publisher: Atheneum (November 1, 1982)
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