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    Amadeo Guillet, who fought the British in East Africa during WWII, died in 2010 at the age of 101. He had an interesting history of fighting in Spain as well as East Afric, and fought both regular and irregular campaigns. A snapshot of his career can be found here:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obit...o-Guillet.html


    Early in 1941, following outstanding successes in the Western Desert, the British invasion of Mussolini's East African empire seemed to be going like clockwork. But at daybreak on January 21, 250 horsemen erupted through the morning mist at Keru, cut through the 4/11th Sikhs, flanked the armoured cars of Skinner's Horse and then galloped straight towards British brigade headquarters and the 25-pound artillery of the Surrey and Sussex Yeomanry.

    It was not quite the last cavalry charge in history - - But it was the last one faced by the British Army, with many soldiers declaring it the most frightening and extraordinary episode of the Second World War.

    Amedeo Guillet was born in Piacenza on February 7 1909 to a Savoyard-Piedmontese family of the minor aristocracy which for generations had served the dukes of Savoy, who later became the kings of Italy.
    dit: Lirelou

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    The long toll of the brave
    Is not lost in darkness
    Over the fruitful earth
    And athwart the seas
    Hath passed the light of noble deeds
    Unquenchable forever.

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      It was not quite the last cavalry charge in history –
      When occured the last one ? In mandchouria maybe ?
      "To hell wars Grudges and parties ! As our fathers Sing in real friends, The clink of glasses Roses and lilies. The clink of glasses Roses and lilies."

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        Originally posted by VieuxChat View Post
        When occured the last one ? In mandchouria maybe ?
        I don't know about Manchuria, but on March 1, 1945, units of the 1st Independent Cavalry Brigade "Warszawska" charged German AT positions near Schnfeld and overran them.
        http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/1_Warsz...gada_Kawalerii
        Michele

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        • #5
          thanks.
          "To hell wars Grudges and parties ! As our fathers Sing in real friends, The clink of glasses Roses and lilies. The clink of glasses Roses and lilies."

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          • #6
            Interesting!

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