Sajid Malik In: Poetry What is a Light Brigade? What is a Light Brigade? Alfred Lord TennysonThe Charge of the Light Brigade 1 Answer Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise 2 Questions 268 Answers 120 Best Answers 1,299 Points View Profile Lucifer Morningstar When angels fall, they also rise Added an answer on July 27, 2019 at 11:33 pm The phrase “Light Brigade” is used in the poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade” for the British Army who marched to Russia to fight against their forces. The word Brigade means sub-division of the army. Here in the poem, the British Army consisted of 600 soldiers which the poet mentions repeatedly through out the verses. The word Light has been used for the troops because they were without heavy weapons like cannons and guns. The Brigade had only swords which is a Light weapon as compared to the weapons which the Russian Army had. 1 Login to Reply Share Share Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Sorry, you do not have a permission to answer to this question.