Monday, April 30, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 30 April 2012

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Another visual question for the daily quiz.
Take a look at the picture on the right hand side. This artwork captures a historical event. There's a Hollywood blockbuster of the same name, but the movie is based on a different incident which happened much later.
By what name do we know this incident?
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The answer will be published tomorrow.
Answer: Anindya has successfully cracked this! It is Thin Red Line. Awesome answer!!
The battle scene shown in the painting was part of the Battle of Balaclava in Crimean War. You can see the infantry-men wearing red tunics and standing in a two deep formation to take on the cavalry of the Imperial Russian forces. The general practice in those days were to have the infantry stand in at least a four deep formation, in case they were deployed in a line. That's why it was called the Thin Red Line.
The Hollywood movie of the same name is based on a later incidence, which happened during the Pacific campaign of WWII.


  1. Battle of Balaclava (Thin Red Line)... to be honest, had to Google a bit :)

  2. Yes Anindya. That's a great crack! :)