The Charge of the Light Brigade: Battle Preparations
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British and French generals discuss their strategy to attack the Russians during the Battle of the Alma. During their preparations to assault the Russians, they dismiss the journalist, William Howard Russell, who is serving as the first known modern war correspondent and will eventually document the famous Charge of the Light Brigade.

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  1. What are the battle plans?
  2. Who are the powers involved in this battle?
  3. Why do you think the generals don't want a journalist there?

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