A History Of The British Cavalry 1816 To 1919 The Curragh Incident And The Western Front 1914

Author: George Charles Henry Victor Paget Marquis of Anglesey
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Volume VII covers the Western Front of World War I, the most difficult of all for the cavalry. Highly successful mounted actions in the first months of the war were followed by frustrating years in reserve or in the trenches as part of the Cavalry Division in an infantry role.

A History Of The British Cavalry 1816 1919

Author: Lord Anglesey
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ISBN: 1473815002
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This volume covers the high noon of the British Empire, beginning with the Zulu War of 1879 and ending with Kitchener's River War of 1898. Between these came the 2nd Afghan War, the first Boer War, and Wolseley's Egyptian and Nile campaigns. Also described in some detail is the Cavalry's part in the campaigns against Osman Digna in the Eastern Sudan.

A History Of The British Cavalry 1816 To 1919 The Western Front 1915 1918 Epilogue 1919 1939

Author: George Charles Henry Victor Paget Marquis of Anglesey
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Lord Anglesey, like so many people, thought that the part played by the British cavalry on the Western Front in the last four years of the First World War was so negligible as not to be worth writing about. On looking into the matter, he very soon realized how utterly wrong he was. This last volume of his monumental chronicle of the mounted arm's final century is intended to put the record straight once and for all. Drawing on material from a large number of sources, many hitherto unpublished, he demonstrates how even many of the most respectable historians have grotesquely misunderstood the cavalry's roles during the grisly period of trench warfare. He shows how, at the worst crisis moments, the cavalry's superior mobility saved the day time and again. Further, the evidence of the marvellous way in which mounted troops performed highly dangerous tasks, for which no other troops were available, during the periods between the great battles, is fully presented here. The book ends with an extensive epilogue, showing how, between 1919 and 1939, the mounted arm said goodbye to its horses and, in spite of a minority of romantic diehards, took to mechanization with a surprising degree of enthusiasm.

A History Of The British Cavalry 1816 1919

Author: George Charles Henry Victor Paget Marquis of Anglesey
Publisher: Pen & Sword
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The 1914-1918 war was the first truly World War and the vast and devastating operations on the Western and Eastern Front dominate the history books. However, by the standards of previous military conflicts, the Palestine and Mesopotamia campaigns against the Turks were on an unprecedented scale.