Sunday 26 March 2017

Digging Cavalry

Monday 26th March 1917 from our correspondent in the field

It might be thought beneath a cavalryman’s dignity to get off his horse and dig, certainly the knights of old would have thought so. In this modern war, however, there is, at present, very little role for cavalry. Thus Second Lieutenant Fields Clarke and Second Lieutenant Wing and seventy troopers of the Bedfordshire Yeomanry find themselves ordered to go forth with shovels and dig in the area occupied by VI Corps.

Source: WW1/WD2

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