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Statue honouring the life and service of Captain Louis Nolan to be unveiled later this year

28th January 2013

messenger of deathA full-size statue, costing £50,000, will stand on a plinth outside Trinity Foyer in Church Street. This statue will honour the gallant Captain, the first to be killed in the Charge of the Light Brigade in 1854.

Captain Louis Nolan delivered the order that produced one of the most famous blunders in all military history - the Charge of the Light Brigade. He was initially blamed for the disaster, in which 600 men found themselves fired on by Russian artillery from three sides.

Messenger of Death is a fresh and perceptive study, in which David Buttery attempts to set the record straight. He reassesses the man and looks at his military career, for there was much more to Louis Nolan than his fatal role in the Charge. This sympathetic account of his life throws new light on the Victorian army and its officer class, and on the conduct of the war in the Crimea.

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