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Unit 1 The Charge of the Light Brigade

Unit 1 The Charge of the Light Brigade



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    Unit 1 The Charge of the Light Brigade Unit 1 The Charge of the Light Brigade Presentation Transcript

    • Crimean War – Battle of Balaclava Oct. 25, 1854
    • Map of the Field of Battle
    • Read the poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
    • In 7 minutes of fighting, 110 British soldiers lost their lives.
    • The poem is referenced in the movie The Blind Side. (Look and listen for the extended metaphor!) Click on the picture to view the scene.
    • Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy with their adopted son Michael. Michael Oher attended “Ole Miss” the University of Mississippi. After graduating with a degree in Criminal Justice, Michael was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens. He continues to play as an offensive tackle. Michael is signed by the Ravens.
    • The British heavy metal band The Iron Maiden wrote and recorded “The Trooper,” a song about the famous battle.
    • “The Trooper” by Iron Maiden You'll take my life but I'll take yours too You'll fire your musket but I'll run you through So when you're waiting for the next attack You'd better stand there's no turning back. The Bugle sounds and the charge begins But on this battlefield no one wins The smell of acrid smoke and horses breath As I plunge on into certain
    • The horse he sweats with fear we break to run The mighty roar of the Russian guns And as we race towards the human wall The screams of pain as my comrades fall.
    • We hurdle bodies that lay on the ground And the Russians fire another round We get so near yet so far away We won't live to fight another day. We get so close near enough to fight When a Russian gets me in his sights He pulls the trigger and I feel the blow A burst of rounds take my horse below.

    • And as I lay there gazing at the sky My body's numb and my throat is dry And as I lay forgotten and alone Without a tear I draw my parting groan.