The short-sighted general addressed his troops. He had made his speech, exhorting his followers to show their patriotism and courage. He hadn’t noticed the enemy outnumbered them ten to one, nor the signal from his superiors ordering him to withdraw. Even with a telescope, he missed his foes laying mines and digging trenches along the route of his intended charge.
He raised his sword and gave the command to charge. Spurring his horse, he thundered towards the opposing lines.
His sacrifice will ever be remembered. Only one man was lost because he hadn’t realised his men had deserted two days before.