Military History Carnival #25 is now up at The Edge of the American West. My favourite selection this time around is from Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog and concerns the question of the last cavalry charge in history. As an Australian, I am legally obliged (I think it's in the Constitution, somewhere near the back) to claim (loudly, if necessary) that 4th Light Horse Brigade's action at Beersheba in 1917 holds this distinction; but according to Dr Beachcombing Polish, British, American and Italian mounted forces all charged their enemies at some point between 1939 and 2001. Well, obviously I don't know about that but it's an interesting read, as is the rest of the blog -- it even has a tag for forteana.
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