In our local newspaper as the obituary column is read, the local Canadian Legion puts this beautiful tribute at the end of each members announcement.
It might be explained that Winston Churchill took the flak for the failed expedition. A brilliant idea of course. How they continued when the object of it was clearly impossible, I have not studied. The Russians were said to have a squad of ten men and only one had a repeating rifle. Had a passage way been forced to Russia, a million rifles and fifty rounds each, could have been shipped over land. The ill equipped Russians finally met with a terrible defeat at Tannenburg. It is claimed men having to take a rifle from a comrade's dead body.
Changing the subject, I believe the victory has been re-enacted to commemorate the American victory over Mexico at San Jacinto. Fannin avenged.
What an unfortunate turn of history for the entire human race.