Achievements of Cavalry

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G. Bell & sons, 1897 - Cavalry - 260 pages

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Page 237 - How absurd is the training of our dragoons! When mounted they are taught that no infantry can resist the impetuosity of their charges; when drilling on foot they are taught to consider themselves invulnerable against cavalry. It is from these causes they are despised by both horse and foot.
Page 31 - the battle is completely lost, but it is only four o'clock and there is time...
Page 35 - ... the First World War, one late Victorian soldier, Field Marshal Sir Evelyn Wood, was still warning the nation of 'remarkable instances of brain power being handicapped by want of horsemanship'. Horsemanship was all important and, 'we have one incalculable advantage which no other nation possesses in that our officers are able to hunt and than which, combined with study, there is during peace no better practice.
Page 12 - This remarkable action of the two Light " Dragoon squadrons, encouraged by their brave " officers, who, despising the greatness of the " danger and the multitude of the enemy, gave to " this astonishing affair an essential decision.
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Page ii - This is to be accounted for, so far as our cavalry is concerned, by the fact that though it had many opportunities of achieving success in the Peninsular War, yet the leading of its commanders, being more indicative of courageous hearts than of well-stored minds, was often barren of results.
Page 24 - Viso (Vesulus) southward, on the south by the Mediterranean, and on the east by the river Macra. It was a country almost entirely mountainous; for spurs from the Alps and Apennines occupy the whole tract between the mountain-ranges and the river Po, as far down as long. 9°. Liguria...
Page 238 - The cavalry soldier should never be dismounted to fight if you expect him to ride over masses of infantry, and that he should be educated to believe that nothing can withstand a well-executed cavalry charge.
Page 215 - To silence the enemy's batteries on the Roman road, cost what it might, and to break through the French infantry there, as far as possible, in order to give breathing time to our own infantry. Perhaps the fate of the battle depends on your attack.

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