Heavy cavalry

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The Crawley heavy cavalry was maddened by defeat, and routed every day.
Resourced to "execute operations with shock and speed" while providing "tremendous striking power," as defined by FM 3-90.6, Brigade Combat Team, the ABCT's complement of mechanized infantry, main battle tanks, self-propelled artillery, heavy cavalry, and tracked engineers make it the premier forcible entry formation for joint forces in potential major combat operations in Europe.
It's been a very busy year at both venues!" Weapons loaned by Dr Wilcock to the Wellington Arch exhibition included a 1796 heavy cavalry sabre from the 2nd North British Dragoons (Scots Greys), who took part in an illfated charge at Waterloo; a French heavy cavalry sabre carried by the French Curassiers; a French cavalry pistol; plus a pistol carried by the Third Light Dragoons, Kings German Legion, who took heavy casualties in the battle.
Half an hour later the epic charge of the British heavy cavalry, routed a superior enemy force.
My great, great, great, great grandfather led the heavy cavalry. His portrait hangs in the dining room in the castle - two strong Meath connections with a battle that changed Europe.
1,303 The number of horses officially recorded as losses for the two heavy cavalry brigades - Union and Household.
Zizka saw that his untrained rebel infantry could not stand against assaults by German heavy cavalry. He hit upon placing his infantry within a circle, or laager, of wagons chained together.
Philip Haythornthwaite's NAPOLEONIC HEAVY CAVALRY & DRAGOON TACTICS (9781849087100, $18.95) receives Adam Hook's excellent color drawings to accompany diagrams, vintage black and white illustrations, and detailed analysis of the military strategies of Napoleonic battles.
The Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band from Catterick Garrison, with Yarm School music students and the school's choral society, also raised more than PS1,500 for Help for Heroes from the concert.
At a critical moment as French forces ascended the ridge, Wellington's line held until Lord Uxbridge's heavy cavalry brigades charged the French troops and sent them reeling back down the slope.
The public lined the route around the city to applaud the regiment, which has strong links with Sunderland and draws two thirds of its recruits from the North East, as they marched proudly to the tunes of the Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band.