Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Royal Canadian Dragoon

A friend has loaned me a book called "Fighting the Hun From Saddle and Trench". It was written by Sergeant William R. Jones, who was "No. 59 of The Royal Canadian Dragoons". The cover is a black and white photograph of Great War mounted troopers, and the back features men leaning against the side of a trench, rifles at hand. I anticipate a fascinating read, a first person account of those gritty days on the western front.
The Dragoons were the senior cavalry regiment in Seely's Canadian Cavalry Brigade, and were in the thick of  the ferocious Battle of Moreuil Wood.

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