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Picture: AntiquesRoadshow/BNPS<br />
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Excited expert Bill Harryman talks to Capt Nick Holtby about the historic bugle.<br />
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The bugle that sounded the catastrophic orders for the Charge of the Light Brigade has emerged on TV's Antiques Roadshow.<br />
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The battered instrument was carried into the suicidal battle of the Crimea War in 1864 by William Britain, the Lord Cardigan's duty trumpeter.<br />
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He took orders directly from the Earl, who led the cavalry, and blew on his bugle several times to signal the men to walk, canter and then charge at the Russian guns.