Warfare in News

Posted on Wednesday 11th January

Around 600 members of the Armed Forces – both serving and retired – attended the premiere of the new film War Horse in London earlier this week.

The film, set in the First World War, is an adaptation of a novel by Michael Morpurgo. It was directed by Steven Spielberg, who attended the premiere, along with members of the cast and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The premiere was held in aid of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry – the Princes’ Charity.

Members of the Armed Forces who attended the premiere were drawn from Regiments associated with the Duke of Cambridge, including members of the Household Cavalry, the Irish Guards, RAF Search and Rescue units as well as personnel from the Scotland Submarine Flotilla, Flag Officer Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland, Naval Command Headquarters Portsmouth and RAF Coningsby.

Further Reading

Horsemen in No Man's Land

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Horsemen in No Man's Land

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by David Kenyon

Of what use were the British cavalry during the years of trench warfare on the Western Front? On a static battlefield dominated by the weapons of the industrial age, by the machine gun and massed artillery, the cavalry were seen as an anachronism. They were vulnerable to modern armaments, of little value in combat and a waste of scarce resources. At least, that is the common viewpoint. Indeed, the cavalry have been consistently underestimated since… Read more...

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