After the disastrous Charge of the Light Brigade in 1854 during the Crimean War, what did the commander of the Light Brigade, the enormously wealthy 7th Earl of Cardigan, do?

Answer: He reported to his furious Commander in Chief, Lord Cardigan, and then returned to his luxury steam yacht the Dryad, anchored off Balaclava, where he had a bath, drank a bottle of champagne, ate dinner prepared by his French chef, before retiring to bed in his state-room.

Source: To Hell with Picasso & Other Essays by Paul Johnson

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