We're all familiar with the Alfred, Lord Tennyson poem The Charge of the Light Brigade. "Half a league, Half a league, Half a league onward, All in the Valley of Death rode the six hundred..." The poem tells the story of an actual event. The Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaklava in the Crimean War. The Charge of the Light Brigade was an unmitigated failure. Most of the Light Brigade was killed. According to the History Channel series Battlefield Detectives, the charge was ordered by a British officer after the Russians took the British cannon. The officer pointed in the direction of the cliffs, saying "There are your cannons!" when he was asked where the cannons were. What if the Charge of the Light Brigade was a success and they were able to retrieve the cannons?