British Cavalry Regiments

A history of British cavalry regiments of the 19th Century

From the charge of the 2nd (Royal Scots) Dragoons at Waterloo in 1815, through to the disastrous Charge of the Light Brigade during the Crimean War in 1854 and on to the charge of the 21st Lancers at Omdurman in 1898, British cavalry regiments formed a fundamental, and romantic, role within the British armies of King George IV and subsequently Queen Victoria.

This series of three 45 minute documentaries studies the history and traditions of the thirty two regiments which comprised Britain's mounted troops during the 19th Century.

The prowess of an army is as the valour and warlike spirit of the nation which gives it her flesh and blood.
The Invasion of the Crimea . . . Alexander Kinglake 1863
45 minutes x 3

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