History Main / CavalryOfficer

12th Nov '15 8:21:31 PM DeisTheAlcano
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-->You're wrong there. They aren't forgotten because they haven't died. They're living right out there, Collingwood and the rest. And they'll keep on living as long as the regiment lives. The pay is $13 a month and their diet is beans and hay. It may be horsemeat before this campaign is over. They fight over cards or rotgut whiskey but share the last drop in their canteens. Their faces may change, the names. But they're there. They're the regiment, the regular army--now and fifty years from now.
-->Kirby Yorke's [[ToAbsentFriends tribute to comrades]] from ''Film/FortApache''

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\n-->You're ->''"You're wrong there. They aren't forgotten because they haven't died. They're living right out there, Collingwood and the rest. And they'll keep on living as long as the regiment lives. The pay is $13 a month and their diet is beans and hay. It may be horsemeat before this campaign is over. They fight over cards or rotgut whiskey but share the last drop in their canteens. Their faces may change, the names. But they're there. They're the regiment, the regular army--now and fifty years from now.
-->Kirby Yorke's
now."''
-->-- '''Kirby Yorke'''
[[ToAbsentFriends paying tribute to comrades]] from his comrades]], ''Film/FortApache''
27th Sep '15 12:15:45 PM Morgenthaler
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-->Kirby Yorke's [[ToAbsentFriends tribute to comrades]] from FortApache

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-->Kirby Yorke's [[ToAbsentFriends tribute to comrades]] from FortApache
''Film/FortApache''
28th Jun '15 3:05:58 AM Chabal2
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* ''ComicBook/LesTuniquesBleues'' is about two cavalrymen both in the WildWest and during the CivilWar. The only one who's really typical is Captain Stark, who knows how to do one thing only ("CHAAAAAAAARRRGGGEEEEE!!!"), much to the dismay of his underlings (he once led a charge with a grand total of three men including himself).
23rd Apr '15 3:30:14 AM jormis29
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* General Hans Joachim von Zieten (1699-1786), colonel-in-chief of a Prussian hussar regiment was renowned as a leader of light cavalry; his propensity for ambushing the enemy earned him the sobriquet "Zieten aus dem Busch" (Zieten from the bush). However, he also subverted the trope somewhat, being a pious Lutheran of exemplary morals and also a competent leader of entire armies - when FrederickTheGreat had to leave on other business, he usually entrusted his army to him. One measure of his excellence as a ''leader'' as opposed to a mere fighter was that he is said to have drawn his sabre in anger just once during the entire UsefulNotes/SevenYearsWar, even though he led plenty of charges, ambushes etc. (On one reconnaissance he and a few others were surprised by a group of Austrian cavalrymen, compelling him to literally cut his way through).

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* General Hans Joachim von Zieten (1699-1786), colonel-in-chief of a Prussian hussar regiment was renowned as a leader of light cavalry; his propensity for ambushing the enemy earned him the sobriquet "Zieten aus dem Busch" (Zieten from the bush). However, he also subverted the trope somewhat, being a pious Lutheran of exemplary morals and also a competent leader of entire armies - when FrederickTheGreat UsefulNotes/FrederickTheGreat had to leave on other business, he usually entrusted his army to him. One measure of his excellence as a ''leader'' as opposed to a mere fighter was that he is said to have drawn his sabre in anger just once during the entire UsefulNotes/SevenYearsWar, even though he led plenty of charges, ambushes etc. (On one reconnaissance he and a few others were surprised by a group of Austrian cavalrymen, compelling him to literally cut his way through).
6th Apr '15 8:12:41 AM Menshevik
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* The hero of Theodor Fontane's novel ''Schach von Wuthenow'' (which was also filmed) is an officer of an elite Prussian horse guards regiment, the Gens d'armes, the aristocratic officers of which were notorious for their arrogance and boisterousness. As it is set on the eve of the catastrophic defeat of 1806, there is a sense of dark foreboding.

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* The hero of Theodor Fontane's Creator/TheodorFontane's novel ''Schach von Wuthenow'' (which was also filmed) is an officer of an elite Prussian horse guards regiment, the Gens d'armes, the aristocratic officers of which were notorious for their arrogance and boisterousness. As it is set on the eve of the catastrophic defeat of 1806, there is a sense of dark foreboding.
28th Mar '15 12:38:07 PM mongol
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The Cavalry Officer serves as the leader of a group of mounted soldiers. Although by no means restricted to the genre, he appears especially as a stock character in Western fiction. Given the ridiculously huge nature of the American west, cavalry forces were the [[JustForPun workhorses]] of military forces trying to control the frontier. The Cavalry Officer is typically a professional soldier but may also be represented by anyone in control of mounted civilian or paramilitary forces (such as Texas Rangers, for example).

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The Cavalry Officer serves as is the leader of a group of mounted soldiers. Although by no means restricted to the genre, he appears especially as a stock character in Western fiction. Given the ridiculously huge nature of the American west, cavalry forces were the [[JustForPun workhorses]] of military forces trying to control the frontier. The Cavalry Officer is typically a professional soldier but may also be represented by anyone in control of mounted civilian or paramilitary forces (such as Texas Rangers, for example).
1st Feb '15 3:23:03 PM Smiffy
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* ''Film/{{Utu}}'' (1983): Lt. Elliot (heroic) and Col. Elliot (villainous).
17th Jan '15 10:08:56 AM jastay3
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-->You're wrong there. They aren't forgotten because they haven't died. They're living right out there, Collingwood and the rest. And they'll keep on living as long as the regiment lives. The pay is $13 a month and their diet is beans and hay. It may be horsemeat before this campaign is over. They fight over cards or rotgut whiskey but share the last drop in their canteens. Their faces may change, the names. But they're there. They're the regiment, the regular army--now and fifty years from now.
-->Kirby Yorke's [[ToAbsentFriends tribute to comrades]] from FortApache
14th May '14 2:58:39 PM jeez
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* Georges D'Antes, the man who killed Creator/AlexanderPushkin in a duel, was an officer in the Chevalier Guard Regiment. True to the book, he tried to seduce Pushkin's wife while being cocky, causing Pushkin to call him to the field of honour.
18th Apr '14 3:29:49 AM LongLiveHumour
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In some ways the Cavalry Officer survived the death of cavalry as an important force on the battlefield, and that his heritage continued in the age of industrialized warfare. For instance, once WorldWarOne became dominated by trench warfare, quite a number of cavalry officers joined the nascent air service to become fighter pilots, the most famous one being former uhlan officer Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, the RedBaron. This probably helped contribute to air combat acquiring its "chivalric" image. Later on, many British cavalry regiments were re-equipped with tanks instead of horses, but cavalry traditions and modes of thinking persisted. British military historian Corelli Barnett blamed these factors, which for instance led to a tendency to neglect co-operation between armour, mechanized infantry, and artillery, for many British reverses in WorldWar2. Other cavalry units were equipped with armoured cars or helicopters.

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In some ways the Cavalry Officer survived the death of cavalry as an important force on the battlefield, and that his heritage continued in the age of industrialized warfare. For instance, once WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne became dominated by trench warfare, quite a number of cavalry officers joined the nascent air service to become fighter pilots, the most famous one being former uhlan officer Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen, the RedBaron. This probably helped contribute to air combat acquiring its "chivalric" image. Later on, many British cavalry regiments were re-equipped with tanks instead of horses, but cavalry traditions and modes of thinking persisted. British military historian Corelli Barnett blamed these factors, which for instance led to a tendency to neglect co-operation between armour, mechanized infantry, and artillery, for many British reverses in WorldWar2.UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. Other cavalry units were equipped with armoured cars or helicopters.



* Max Hennessey's trilogy (''Soldiers of the Queen'', ''Blunted Lance'' and ''The Iron Stallions'') follows three generations of the Goff family, founders of the (fictional) [=19th=] Lancers, from the Charge of the Light Brigade to WorldWarII.

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* Max Hennessey's trilogy (''Soldiers of the Queen'', ''Blunted Lance'' and ''The Iron Stallions'') follows three generations of the Goff family, founders of the (fictional) [=19th=] Lancers, from the Charge of the Light Brigade to WorldWarII.
UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.



* Josh Goff in ''The Iron Stallions'' by Max Hennessey -- the third of this trilogy about the Goff cavalry family. As it takes place in WorldWarII, the [=19th=] Lancers have now become an armoured regiment.

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* Josh Goff in ''The Iron Stallions'' by Max Hennessey -- the third of this trilogy about the Goff cavalry family. As it takes place in WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, the [=19th=] Lancers have now become an armoured regiment.
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