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Chasseur of 1914 - Experiences of the Twilight of the French Light Cavalry a Young Officer During the Early Battles of the Great War in Europe by Marcel Dupont

Chasseur of 1914 - Experiences of the Twilight of the French Light Cavalry

a Young Officer During the Early Battles of the Great War in Europe by Marcel Dupont

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ISBN : 9781846771125
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180 pages
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Chasseur of 1914 - The first months of war through the eyes of a French regular cavalry officer. This is a fascinating and unusual book. Written in the early years of the Great War in Europe by a young professional officer of Chasseurs a Cheval, thisMoreChasseur of 1914 - The first months of war through the eyes of a French regular cavalry officer. This is a fascinating and unusual book. Written in the early years of the Great War in Europe by a young professional officer of Chasseurs a Cheval, this is a lyrical work full of enthusiasm, idealism and conviction in the spirit of the Light Cavalry. In places the reader can easily imagine it is the account of a Napoleonic or 2nd Empire cavalryman - so similar are the scenes of campaigning against the common Prussian enemy. Duponts regiment is brigaded with the Chasseurs de Afrique engaged in mounted warfare at the Battle of the Marne and after. As 1915 approaches they are dismounted to fight as infantry in Belgium where Dupont takes part in the Battle of the Yser. This book offers a snapshot in time - a view of war in which the writer still dreams of Lasalle and Murat untarnished by the war of attrition to come. .