In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- To a troop of war-hardened lancers from the 19th century, they would have looked like giant steel-toothed beetles crawling across the parade ground.
- In fact, the lancers were a minority of those who charged: only one regiment of lancers, but two each of hussars and light dragoons.
- Curiously, perhaps anticipating a conflict with Eastern European cavalry forces, his manual also contains advice in facing a charge against lancers.
- But when free of the classroom, he transforms himself into the role of the leader of an elite corps of Polish lancers in Napoleon's army.
- Twenty-four regiments formed part of the Restoration army, but subsequent restructuring reduced this number as some were converted to lancers.
- If at that moment, the swordsman lunges, forcing the lance to the outside, he is safe and the lancer is at his mercy.
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