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15 hours ago, Buckshot Bear said:

Always makes me cry this movie, as well as Gallipoli.

 

A sad ending for a lot of the Lighthorsemans mounts -

 

https://www.awm.gov.au/wartime/44/page54_bou

 

 

I have a friend who’s dad was in the pre WW 2 cavalry. He said when the army did away with mounted troops,  they loaded barges full of horses in Galveston, towed them miles out into the Gulf, and ran the horses off into deep water! :(

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6 hours ago, Utah Bob #35998 said:

I have a friend who’s dad was in the pre WW 2 cavalry. He said when the army did away with mounted troops,  they loaded barges full of horses in Galveston, towed them miles out into the Gulf, and ran the horses off into deep water! :(

 

That's so incredibly sad.

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Those men were incredibly brave but uncommon valor seemed to be a trait all of the allied troops shared.  It mattered little if those machine guns that sought your Great Grandfather, grandfather or Fathers breast were in the desert, in the poppy fields, Normandy, Iwo Jima, Asia or the Near East.  Those young men did their jobs and did them well often those charged with leadership let them down.  While things change they mostly stay the same only the names change.

Semper Fi  

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