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yma o hyd3/20/2009 10:11:11 am PDT

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I read a biography on General Wellington last year. Life would have been completely different had Wellington not been rejected for marriage early in his military career. After the rejection, he devoted himself to his career. He invented the Thin Red Line.

Erm - no - the ‘Thin Red Line’ was ‘invented’ by the Times war correspondent, W.H. Russell, at the Battle of Balaclava, Crimean War, 1854:
‘The Times correspondent, W. H. Russell, who standing on the hills above could clearly see that nothing stood between the Russian cavalry and the defenceless British base but the “thin red streak tipped with a line of steel” of the 93rd. Condensed almost immediately into “The Thin Red Line”, the phrase has survived to this day as the chosen symbol of everything for which The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders believe themselves to stand.’
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