21371Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Off topic but strange
- Jun 24 7:10 PMNoble Cousin!
Greetings from Solveig!
> This is much-cited, but incorrectly identified as the last BritishThe question is not whether or not pony soldiers mostly functioned
> cavalry charge. Churchill was indeed with the 21st Lancers at the
> Battle of Omdurman (Sept. 2, 1898, in the Sudan--not part of the
> South African War, colloquially known as the Boer War, which didn't
> break out until 1899), as both a war correspondant and an active
> officer. There was extensive horse use in the SAW, but the
> guerrilla tactics of the Boers were could not be effectively met by
> large-scale cavalry action, so most horse troops were used as
> mounted infantry.
as dragoons. The question is whether or not there was a cavalry
charge. As in a mounted charge by British regulars.
> There were other charges by British mounted units, though notGreat! Now that is interesting stuff to find out. Please supply
> specifically cavalry and not at regimental strength, during the
> Iraq rebellion (1920-1921); at Mers-el-Kebir (against the Vichy
> French, 1940); Toungoo, Burma (against the Japanese, March, 1942);
> and Isiolo, Kenya (vs. Mau Maus, 1953).
references. Of course one of my favorite British charges occurred
during the Crimean War.
Your Humble Servant
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