Achievements of Cavalry

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

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Page 243 - 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 39 - ... 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 16 - 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.
Page xv - Tableau de la campagne d'automne de 1813 en Allemagne. Par un officier russe. Paris, 1817. 8. ÎBom Dfcerjkn SButtutlin. SI. îD^aitojfafyîSanileffiSfi)'« Senfœurbigfeiten an« bem S«lbr juge »cm 3aí)te 1813.
Page 28 - 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 225 - 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.
Page 242 - If it were possible to obtain the same amount of determination from riders, as that which inspired the unfortunate horse, ... all cavalry charges would succeed, in spite of every sort of missile.
Page 250 - I trust this association may prosper in the future as it has done in the past, and I can only add that I am glad Mr.
Page 75 - The carriere once begun, the leader is no better than any other man; whereas, if I had placed myself at the head of the second line, there is no saying what great advantages might have accrued from it.

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