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Re: This Day in History
« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2020, 03:33:18 PM »
On this day 27nd Oct 1644, it was Second Battle of Newbury

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Re: This Day in History
« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2020, 09:29:38 AM »
31 October 1917.  Beersheba.  The last great mounted charge in history.

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« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2020, 11:37:36 AM »
Thanks chaps.

Paul, Beersheba is Dave's favourite charge I think?


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« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2020, 01:36:46 PM »
It is Martin, something I really want to do in 15mm one day. When I was out in South Australia for work many years ago, one of the lads who I was with, his grand dad had taken part in the charge. He still had his slouch hat and bits of the uniform, quite a privilege to be shown. He remembered his grand dad getting really emotional at having to shoot his horse at the end of the war, before they shipped back home.

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