The 4th (Queens Own) Hussars in the Great War H.K.D. Evans

ISBN: 9781781515259

Published: December 1st 2011

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224 pages


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The 4th (Queens Own) Hussars in the Great War  by  H.K.D. Evans

The 4th (Queens Own) Hussars in the Great War by H.K.D. Evans
December 1st 2011 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 224 pages | ISBN: 9781781515259 | 7.50 Mb

In his foreword to this book, Winston Churchill rightly calls it a plain yet careful record of the fortunes and services of the 4th (Queens Own) Hussars in the Great War (which) deserves and will repay attentive study from those to whom the historyMoreIn his foreword to this book, Winston Churchill rightly calls it a plain yet careful record of the fortunes and services of the 4th (Queens Own) Hussars in the Great War (which) deserves and will repay attentive study from those to whom the history of the regiments of the British Army is of vivid interest.

The 4th Queens Own were one of the Armys elite cavalry regiments which fulfilled their traditional role in the open warfare which characterised the campaigns in 1914 and 1918 at the beginning and end of the Great War. In between, of course, came the static horrors of trench warfare, when, as Churchill tactfully says: the fond hopes which cavalry Generals and cavalry soldiers cherished of a great eruption of cavalry through the German lines as the culmination of a decisive battle never materialised.

Nevertheless, the 4th took part in the retreat from Mons in 1914- the first and second battle of Ypres - in which they experienced the first German poison gas attack - and t...



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