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German cavalry prepare for a gas attack

This battle had considerable significance for Canada, for it was the first instance in which all four Canadian divisions, made up of troops drawn from all pa...


The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment is comprised of The Life Guards and the Blues and Royals, two of the oldest Regiments in the British Army. They date back to the 1600's and have been the Sovereign's personal bodyguard ever since. Every year the Regiment takes part in a number of state ceremonial occasions such as The Queen's Birthday Parade and the State Opening of Parliament. The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment employs approximately 240 Cavalry Black horses, 14 Greys and 4 Drum…

The Winged Hussars: An Eerie and Flamboyant Cavalry That Devasted Their Enemies

The Winged Hussars (known also as the Polish Hussars) were a type of shock cavalry used by the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Winged Hussars were formed during the 16th century and were used until the 18th century when they became obsolete as a result of the advances in military technology.

To honour our Queen: The Household Cavalry

The Household Cavalry faces the busiest season in its 360-year history, but its dedicated men and women are ready for the challenge, reports Octavia Pollock Behind every gleaming flank, shining jackboot and smooth manoeuvre lie hours upon hours of grooming, polishing and practice. The public face of the Household Cavalry echoes a theatrical extravaganza, impeccable in its appearance and movements, with not a drooping extra or dragging hoof to betray the titanic amount of preparation. Even…

30 Interesting Facts about Slavery - Fact Republic

1. Mary Bowser was a freed slave with a Quaker education and a photographic memory, posed as a slow-witted slave to spy for the Union in Confederate President Jefferson Davis' household through much of the Civil War.