REAL WAR HORSES: THE EXPERIENCE OF THE BRITISH CAVALRY 1814 – 1914
240pp., 20 illus. 2016. Describes, using the words of the cavalrymen of the time, the organization, routines, training and social life of the cavalry as well as the fear and exhilaration of cavalry actions. Perhaps the most memorable passages record the drama and excitement of cavalry charges and the brutal, confused, often lethal experience of close-quarter combat in a melee of men and horses.