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Uhlans Routed by French Dragoons


From the early days of World War I - a propaganda postcard captioned 'Uhlans routed by French dragoons'


Uhlans routed by French dragoons

The Uhlans were the feared German mounted lancers. On the battlefields of 1914, as the Germans advanced
through Belgium, the Uhlans dressed in crisp, smart imperial uniforms rode bravely, maintaining perfect formation
and faced the enemy's machine guns without flinching. Cards like this served to remind people that despite the
Germans' courage and discipline, they could be beaten.


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