Crimea · Famous Last Words

FLW: if you have no bullets use bayonets instead

Famous Last Words
Sir George Cathcart
Inkerman, Crimea
November 5, 1854

“Have you no bayonets?”

Sir Cathcart died in battle at the age of 60, leading his soldiers on foot past Russian troops and their back up. When told “we have no cartridges!” by one of his men, he replied “have you no bayonets?” He successfully delivered his men to regroup with another Division, but was shot through the heart as he arrived.

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