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The Dog of the Light Brigade

Andrew Motion


The Dog of the Light Brigade

Andrew Motion


Poem introduction

This poem is one I wrote after reading a book about the Crimean War and in particular about the Charge of the Light Brigade. I was told by this book of a little detail about a dog that accompanied the horses as they made their charge and it seemed to me to say something touching and very interesting about the futility of the whole business.

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