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"The Thin Red Line"

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As I found that round shot and shell began to cause some casualties among the 93rd Highlanders and the Turkish Battalions on their right and left flank, I made them retire a few paces behind the crest of the hill. During this period our Batteries on the hills manned by the Royal Marine Artillery and the Royal Marines made most excellent practice on the Enemy's Cavalry, which came over the hill ground in front. The body of them amounting to about 400 men moved to their left, separating themselves from


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