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Your search for posts with tags containing Horse artillery found 5 posts

Bengal troops on the line of march : a panaoramic sketch

Plate 1 of 6 Printmaker: Ludlow, William Andrew. Title: Bengal troops on the line of march : a panaoramic sketch / by an officer of that army [i.e. Capt. Ludlow]. Published: [London] : Day and Haghe’s Zincy, [1850?] Catalog Record...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 3 Oct 2018

Casualties of War

The Battle of Waterloo left 40000 men and 10000 horses dead on the field. Between cavalry, dragoons, officer’s mounts, and draft animals, the armies of the day were heavily dependent on horses, and so the horses also became casualties.  Among...
From: Kirby and his world on 11 Oct 2016

Christmas under fire – extracts from Harry Fox’s war diary

Corporal Harry Fox describes a freezing December in 1914, serving with the Warwickshire Royal Horse Artillery in the First World War. This series of blogs supports a new exhibition at Hall’s Croft: ‘Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war’...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 15 Dec 2014

Travelling to the Front – extracts from Harry Fox’s war diary

In his diary, Corporal Harry Fox of Stratford describes travelling to war in France with the Warwickshire Royal Horse Artillery. This series of blogs supports a new exhibition at Hall’s Croft: ‘Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war’...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 11 Nov 2014

Going to War – extracts from Harry Fox’s diary

In his diary, Corporal Harry Fox describes the early days of the First World War, when soldiers were mobilising. This series of blogs supports a new exhibition at Hall’s Croft: ‘Cry Havoc! and let slip the dogs of war’ – The First...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 5 Aug 2014

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