Avoiding Ambiguity

Chapter

Abstract

The disastrous charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava in the Crimean War was made because of a carelessly worded order to ‘charge for the guns’—meaning that some British guns which were in an exposed position should be hauled out of reach of the enemy, not that the Russian batteries should be charged.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of EngineeringPenn State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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