Stop Press! Light Brigade mystery solved

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Stop Press! Light Brigade mystery solved

Postby jf42 » 13 Dec 2016 11:26

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Re: Stop Press! Light Brigade mystery solved

Postby colsjt65 » 13 Dec 2016 11:41

Here's the New Zealand Herald's copy of the same article:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11765123

My Facebook friends and I have been having a good laugh.
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Re: Stop Press! Light Brigade mystery solved

Postby jf42 » 13 Dec 2016 11:51

And even the Daily Telegraph, for gawd's sake!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12 ... ley-death/
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Re: Stop Press! Light Brigade mystery solved

Postby mike snook » 13 Dec 2016 14:58

Right...so let's get this straight....Captain Louis Napoleon rode down to the Royal Scots Greys, bullied Colonel 'Lady' Butler (least said...etc), who was wearing a cardigan, for some unknown reason, and got the artillery division to charge the Dutch, when really it was the Earl of Bonaparte's intention only to stop the Austrians carrying off the Prussian redoubts. Got it. What a cock-up. Who'd have thought it.
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Re: Stop Press! Light Brigade mystery solved

Postby jf42 » 13 Dec 2016 16:53

Who knew...?
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Re: Stop Press! Light Brigade mystery solved

Postby grumpy » 13 Dec 2016 18:10

There's news and then there's no news. Who'd have thought it?

Shock! Horror!! Probe !!!
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Re: Stop Press! Light Brigade mystery solved

Postby SWB » 13 Dec 2016 21:01

Well Prof SD has such a good track record with military history it must be news.
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Re: Stop Press! Light Brigade mystery solved

Postby Will Mathieson » 14 Dec 2016 01:34

Regardless the British still won the war. What that says about the Russians? (they must have just given up due to comic indigestion).
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Re: Stop Press! Light Brigade mystery solved

Postby jf42 » 14 Dec 2016 01:47

SWB wrote:Well Prof SD has such a good track record with military history it must be news.



:lol: Prof SD really can be a terrible old tart..
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Re: Stop Press! Light Brigade mystery solved

Postby Josh&Historyland » 15 Dec 2016 18:24

Now they tell us! Excuse me one moment... Hahahahahaha!
Ahem... As General Pickett said when asked why the charge at Gettysburg failed "I've always thought the Yankees had something to do with it. No Russians, no blame.

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Re: Stop Press! Light Brigade mystery solved

Postby Stuart_Bates » 21 Dec 2016 02:54

jf42 wrote:
SWB wrote:Well Prof SD has such a good track record with military history it must be news.



:lol: Prof SD really can be a terrible old tart..


It seems that the crosshairs are now resting on Saul David. Recommended reading is Harold E. Raugh Jr's book review, Journal of the Society of Army Historical Research, Winter 2015, Vol 93, No. 376, on Beyond the Reach of Empire...

Suffice to quote the last sentence -

"Similarly, this shoddily researched, biased, digressive, and rather pretentious book generally fails in its object to provide significant new information or insight on Wolseley, Wilson, or the Gordon Relief Expedition."

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Re: Stop Press! Light Brigade mystery solved

Postby mike snook » 21 Dec 2016 15:22

https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A27W6K8BWNH04J/ref=cm_cr_rdp_pdp_enth

O that's nothing: you'll enjoy this review of my Beyond the Reach of Empire by this Amazon Reviewer who uses the pseudonym 'History Enthusiast'. Curiously he has only ever reviewed two authors: one book by me (who he rather generously awards one star), and, here's the odd thing, a whole shedload by Colonel Harold E. Raugh [junior], who bangs in 5-stars and glowing praise every time. Gosh I wish I was that well regarded by 'History Enthusiast', but I sense somehow the prospect is a remote one.

Out of idle curiosity I brought up Colonel Raugh in Google images and he looks just like I imagined him. It's encouraging to know my sixth sense for imagining strangers from their words is still intact. I haven't really bothered imagining you Stuart, sorry, but I'm sure it would be no less edifying an experience.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Colonel+Harold+Raugh&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=925&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwizjMPjwIXRAhULKsAKHXSQDqoQ_AUIBigB#tbm=isch&q=Harold+E+Raugh&imgrc=VtK94U29Ip6FEM%3A

I won't insult anybody's intelligence by linking to fair and even handed reviews of my books.
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Re: Stop Press! Light Brigade mystery solved

Postby Will Mathieson » 21 Dec 2016 15:48

No different then bidding up your own consignments at an auction. History Enthusiast and Col Raugh, one in the same?
Imagine the look of Raugh, a true warrior. I'm being facetious to say the least. Does remind me of the ones who are promoted to get them out of a posting to prevent further damage.
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Re: Stop Press! Light Brigade mystery solved

Postby SWB » 21 Dec 2016 20:11

Gentlemen, time please!

Criticising literary efforts is one thing, but slagging off the man is low.
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Re: Stop Press! Light Brigade mystery solved

Postby Will Mathieson » 21 Dec 2016 23:39

You're absolutely right. Got carried away.
When your literature is good (mine isn't) it does not require one to comment incognito about its virtues. I think that was the rub.
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