By Wood V.C. G.C.B. G.C.M.G. Field Marshal Sir Evelyn
Field Marshal wooden ranks as essentially the most eminent infantrymen of the Victorian period of the British Empire. He served with contrast within the dust and distress of the Crimean battle, the Indian Mutiny, Wolseley's Ishanti warfare, the Zulu struggle and in Egypt and the Sudan. His activities on attacking a gang of robbers cause on murdering an area service provider earned him the Victoria go - his moment suggestion for the V.C.
His enduring affection for the cavalry during which he served early in his illustrious profession resulted in him penning historic works concerning the arme blanche. This paintings focusses at the ancient triumphs of the cavalry deployed at the battlefield from 1794 to 1870, really in the course of the Napoleonic Wars and the 1870 Franco-Prussian conflict. From the sector of Marengo in 1800 to the famed "Death trip" of von Bredow in 1870, box Marshal wooden retells the occasions with authenticity and skill.
A pacy and interesting read.
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The French cavalry fled before the Hussars, abandoning the infantry, which was pursued for half a mile, the fugitives being cut down in all directions. It had been recently ordered by the National Convention of France that no quarter was to be given to the English; the Allied squadrons on this account, therefore, and also because their small numbers rendered it impossible to furnish an escort, took no prisoners, and throughout the day but few unwounded men were taken alive. The cavalry seized four cannon, three of which were sent to the rear, but for the fourth there was no means of transport, and it was eventually carried off by the French.
It was decided that the two squadrons of the 15th Light Dragoons should attack straight to the front, while the Imperial Hussars were to move somewhat to their right, and fall on the left flank of the enemy’s cavalry. Major Aylett’s squadrons advanced at the trot, breaking into a gallop when 150 yards from the hostile cavalry. It did not await the shock, but retired at speed when the Allied line was 60 yards distant, wheeling outwards to uncover a battery of artillery. The guns opened fire before their front was clear, and with more effect on the retiring troops than on the English squadrons.
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