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 Post subject: Savoia!
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 17:35 pm 
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3 Italians hiding behind an unprocessed Findus Lasagne?

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They are guarding it so it doesn't become a shelf of quarter pounders at Tesco!!!

The Savioa cavalry, along with the other cavalry regiments, trained their horses to actually lay down on the floor so they could be used as a shield. I kniw some animal rights people might bawlk at that idea but its a war horse and its chances against fully industrialized and mechanised enemies made its survival just as slim.

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They are guarding it so it doesn't become a shelf of quarter pounders at Tesco!!!

The Savioa cavalry, along with the other cavalry regiments, trained their horses to actually lay down on the floor so they could be used as a shield. I kniw some animal rights people might bawlk at that idea but its a war horse and its chances against fully industrialized and mechanised enemies made its survival just as slim.

Neil


Not just in our era. These are the casualty statistics for the Charge of the Light Brigade.

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Present on Parade the total of all ranks 673.
Total of casualties 303 which includes 113 killed.
460 horses were casualties including 332 killed.

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The idea of getting your horse to lie down and firing from behind it is as old as the concept of the cavalry carbine.

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I didn't know that. Thanks for the info.

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M33 Elmetto. Good against shrapnel. Great for grinding coffee. For that superb sweat encrusted taste.[/size]
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You need to watch more Westerns :)

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Are the crosses on their helmets something special???

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It's part of the coat of arms of Savoia.

http://www.heraldica.org/topics/national/italy1.htm

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