Introduction Cavalry (from the French word cavalerie, itself derived from “cheval” meaning “horse”) are soldiers or warriors who fight mounted on horseback. Cavalry were historically the most mobile of the combat arms, operating as light cavalry in the roles of reconnaissance, screening and harassing in many armies, or as heavy cavalry for decisive shock attacks… Read More
What is Infantry?
Introduction Infantry is a military specialisation that engages in military combat on foot, distinguished from cavalry, artillery, and armoured forces. Also known as foot soldiers or infantrymen, infantry traditionally relies on moving by foot between combat(s) – but may also use mounts, military vehicles, or other transport. Infantry make up a large portion of all… Read More
ANZAC Day: Remembering Fallen Warriors, Both Men & Horses
Here in Australia it is ANZAC day when the military and general populations remember the sacrifice made by so many during the First World War. However, it wasn’t just people who made the ultimate sacrifice, dogs and horses also made significant contributions and sacrifices during the Great War. Dogs were used as rat catchers and… Read More
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