With the British Cavalry in 1914 With the British Cavalry in 1914

With the British Cavalry in 1914

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Publisher Description

The opening months of the First World War were the golden sunset for the horsed regiments of the British army. Whether they were Lancers, Hussars or Dragoons, their names were redolent of glory and grandeur. Trained for shock tactics as well as scouting and reconnaissance, several times in 1914 they clashed dramatically with their German counterparts on the battlefields of France.

Yet at the same time, the role of the cavalry was shifting inexorably away from these romantic charges, with trumpets, gleaming lances and swirling sabres. In the new warfare of the Twentieth Century, the true value of these regiments was as an intensively trained, highly mobile reserve.

Despite their misgivings about the role, the Regular cavalry (latterly with Yeomanry alongside them) were also a highly effective force when fighting on foot. Able to arrive quickly at trouble spots, they were equally skilled with the rifle, and on more than one occasion in 1914 they were able to retrieve a critical situation.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2024
April 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pen and Sword
SELLER
Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, LLC
SIZE
6.2
MB

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