By Wood V.C. G.C.B. G.C.M.G. Field Marshal Sir Evelyn
Field Marshal wooden ranks as the most eminent squaddies of the Victorian period of the British Empire. He served with contrast within the dust and distress of the Crimean conflict, the Indian Mutiny, Wolseley's Ishanti battle, the Zulu conflict and in Egypt and the Sudan. His activities on attacking a gang of robbers motive on murdering an area service provider earned him the Victoria move - his moment advice for the V.C.
His enduring affection for the cavalry during which he served early in his illustrious occupation ended in him penning historic works in regards to the arme blanche. This paintings focusses at the ancient triumphs of the cavalry deployed at the battlefield from 1794 to 1870, relatively throughout the Napoleonic Wars and the 1870 Franco-Prussian conflict. From the sector of Marengo in 1800 to the famed "Death experience" of von Bredow in 1870, box Marshal wooden retells the occasions with authenticity and skill.
A pacy and fascinating read.
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Secondly, by practice in cavalry, and combined manoeuvres. The former experience, costly in lives and money, is not often available, and the latter means has only been afforded to our Service during the last few years, and even in that time but to a very limited degree. e. for a century and a half; and it is significant that during the twenty-two years, 1821-43, m which no large bodies of cavalry were assembled for manoeuvres in that country, there was a tendency to eliminate warlike exercises, and substitute parade movements for them.
The village was carried, however, by Lannes and Boudet at dusk, and the Austrians, retiring on Pedrabuona, where they were joined by Ott’s division, were rallied by Melas, the general standing in the fighting line. The losses sustained by the Austrians were 7000 killed and wounded, 300 officers (7 being generals), and 3000 men prisoners. The French losses in killed and wounded were equally great The 20th Cavalry regiment, which with the 6th headed the charge on the Austrian Grenadiers, lost seven out of eleven officers, but it took two out of the six Colours which were captured, and all four guns.
The 8th Dragoons overthrew the leading squadrons of the enemy, but, being charged by the Supports, were overwhelmed. Kellermann, ordering the Dragoons to rally behind him, then advanced, and breaking into the charge when within fifty yards of the Austrian line, drove it back to the brook. The French took 100 horses and then retired to their original position, where, however, they lost many men from the fire of the Austrian artillery. Ott, whose march towards Castel-ceriolo had been delayed until the road was clear of Kaim’s division, was on arriving there opposed only by a weak force of cavalry.