History Main / CavalryOfficer

2nd Dec '17 1:18:03 PM 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).

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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).
himself). He also refuses to speak to people on foot, was found straddling a cannon on one occasion where his horse was missing, an has only ''once'' been seen fleeing battle, and that was because there was a wildfire sweeping across the battlefield.
20th Jan '17 4:32:59 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{The Eagle|1925}}'' stars Rudolph Valentino as a handsome 18th century Russian cavalry officer--too handsome, as he attracts the unwanted attentions of UsefulNotes/CatherineTheGreat.
24th Nov '16 2:57:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* Éomer in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is an example of a Cavalry Officer in a non-western setting.

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* Éomer in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' is an example of a Cavalry Officer in a non-western setting.



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* Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht Prince Blücher in many ways behaved like a "typical" hussar officer; he lost huge amounts of money gambling and injured himself while participating in a horse-race at age 72, but he was also highly successful leader of operations involving all arms.

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* Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht Prince Blücher in many ways behaved like a "typical" hussar officer; he lost huge amounts of money gambling and injured himself while participating in a horse-race at age 72, but he was also highly successful leader of operations involving all arms.


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12th Nov '16 6:16:51 PM nombretomado
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* "Ole Devil" Hardin in the ''Ole Devil Hardin'' series (set during the Texan war of Independence) and his nephew Dusty Fog in the ''Civil War'' series (set during the UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar); both written by JTEdson.

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* "Ole Devil" Hardin in the ''Ole Devil Hardin'' series (set during the Texan war of Independence) and his nephew Dusty Fog in the ''Civil War'' series (set during the UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar); both written by JTEdson.Creator/JTEdson.
5th Aug '16 4:49:21 PM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/TheWeddingMarch'' Nicki is a dashing cavalry officer on horseback who is TheCasanova when he is out of uniform. Mitzi the common girl is taken with him when she sees him on parade.
28th Jul '16 8:45:16 PM jamespolk
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* George Armstrong Custer's life and death became the subject of several films, including e. g. ''They Died With Their Boots On'' and ''Film/LittleBigMan''.

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* George Armstrong Custer's life and death became the subject of several films, including e. g. ''They Died With Their Boots On'' ''Film/TheyDiedWithTheirBootsOn'' and ''Film/LittleBigMan''.
30th Jun '16 2:31:36 PM margdean56
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This is partly because it usually was more expensive to serve in the cavalry than in other arms of service because they wore more [[BlingOfWar glamourous dress]] and had to pay for their own horses - and as a cavalryman you generally could expect to lose at least one or two horses in the course of a campaign. Add to this a tendency of cavalry officers to look upon themselves as a continuation of of the knights of old in more modern times, and you see why in many films set in historic wars a Cavalry Officer tends to be more strict in the appliance of military rituals and codes of honour - when you have a duel scene, there is often a cavalry officer involved - and also more likely to indulge in a spendthrift "aristocratic" lifestyle including gambling, womanizing, racing and various eccentricities to a larger extent than officers of other services. In this context it is worth recalling that both the positive "chivalrous" and the negative "cavalier" are derived from a French root meaning "horseman".

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This is partly because it usually was more expensive to serve in the cavalry than in other arms of service because they wore more [[BlingOfWar glamourous glamorous dress]] and had to pay for their own horses - -- and as a cavalryman you generally could expect to lose at least one or two horses in the course of a campaign. Add to this a tendency of cavalry officers to look upon themselves as a continuation of of the knights of old in more modern times, and you see why in many films set in historic wars a Cavalry Officer tends to be more strict in the appliance of military rituals and codes of honour - -- when you have a duel scene, there is often a cavalry officer involved - -- and also more likely to indulge in a spendthrift "aristocratic" lifestyle including gambling, womanizing, racing and various eccentricities to a larger extent than officers of other services. In this context it is worth recalling that both the positive "chivalrous" and the negative "cavalier" are derived from a French root meaning "horseman".
29th Jun '16 5:36:21 PM MaskedAndDangerous
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* Captain "Give-Em-Hell" Stokes of Django Wexler's Literature/TheShadowCampaigns series. Despite his well known enthusiasm, he's generally considered competent, coming to the aid of the heroes while hollering at the top of his lungs at several points in the books.
3rd Jun '16 11:36:04 PM Doug86
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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 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 UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo. 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 UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI 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 UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Other cavalry units were equipped with armoured cars or helicopters.
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''
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