Tuesday, November 04, 2008

"First-hand account of the Charge of the Light Brigade unearthed":
Pte James Olley, of the 4th Light Dragoons, who was in the van of the 1854 cavalry action, tells of how he relentlessly fought the Russians despite having an eye blown out and a chunk of his head torn off.

The three-page document is believed to be one of the only eyewitness accounts by a frontliner and is expect to fetch about £2,000 at auction...
(Via Rand Simberg.)