French Cavalry

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Battle Of Villagarcia - Battle
... He knew that the French were occupying Llerena and saw that there were considerable numbers of French cavalry five miles closer to him near the village of Villagarcia ... Cotton decided that he should attempt to trap the French cavalry with his superior forces ... the Villagarcia area, whilst Le Marchant was sent on a circuitous march to get on the French left flank and, it was hoped, cut off their retreat ...
The Iron Duke - Military Career - Waterloo Campaign - Battle
... with a diversionary attack on Hougoumont by a division of French soldiers ... After a barrage of 80 cannons the first French infantry attack was commenced by Comte D'Erlon's I Corps ... During this struggle Lord Uxbridge launched two of his cavalry brigades on the enemy, catching the French infantry off guard, driving them to the bottom of the slope, and capturing two French Imperial Eagles ...
Battle Of Boxtel - Battle
... The British ran into the French near the village of Schyndel and were forced to retire in confusion, pursued by French cavalry ... On 14 September a strong French force captured the town and with it some 1,500 of the Hessian garrison ... as the retreating infantry became mixed up with the cavalry squadrons ...
First Battle Of Ypres - Battle - German Assault Begins (19–21 October)
... The initial German attack, owing to French’s orders to advance, caught II Corps without any defensive preparation ... to take Le Gheer, some five miles due south of Ypres, near the French border ... flank of Major-General de Lisle's 1st Cavalry Division ...
Charge (warfare) - Notable Charges
... Battle of Gaugamela (October 1, 331 BC) 7,000 Greco-Macedonian Companion cavalry, led by Alexander the Great himself, charged and broke ranks through a huge Persian army of more than 200,000 warriors ... The largest cavalry charge in ancient history ... retreating, broke its formation to follow them and were routed by Norman cavalry ...

Famous quotes containing the words cavalry and/or french:

    To fight aloud is very brave,
    But gallanter I know,
    Who charge within the bosom
    The Cavalry of Woe.
    Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)

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