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by Jim Bewley
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: WWI welcome home parade
Replies: 9
Views: 2177

Re: WWI welcome home parade

selewis wrote:How so, Jim? They appear to be bridged but it's hard for my morning eyes to see exactly.
They seem to be holding both reins with their left hand, but they also have the bite in their right hand. The rider on the far side has his right hand a tad lower, the same.
by Jim Bewley
Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: WWI welcome home parade
Replies: 9
Views: 2177

Re: WWI welcome home parade

Interesting way they are both holding their reins.
by Jim Bewley
Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 4054

Re: Merry Christmas

A Merry Christmas to all and as I just finished watching the 1935 addition of "A Christmas Carol" , God bless us everyone.
by Jim Bewley
Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: A November 11 question about rememberance of the Great War
Replies: 12
Views: 4168

Re: A November 11 question about rememberance of the Great W

I read once that England lost almost an entire generation of young men in WWI. If that is true, it could explain the strong feelings.
by Jim Bewley
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: UCSB Wax Cylinder Audio Archive, the WWI songs
Replies: 2
Views: 1733

Re: UCSB Wax Cylinder Audio Archive, the WWI songs

Great link Pat. I was born in 1946, so why do I remember so many of these songs??????
by Jim Bewley
Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Lancer Drill and Tent pegging
Replies: 2
Views: 2558

Re: Lancer Drill and Tene pegging

Those fellows must have had incredible upper body strength to swing that lance around like that, not to mention the timing required. I know it was bamboo, but still.
by Jim Bewley
Tue Oct 20, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: From a World War One era parade
Replies: 19
Views: 5523

Re: From a World War One era parade

Here's a pic of LTC Olstead, O'Ryan's Chief of Staff. He's wearing a flapped Audley. (Maybe it's a New York thing!)
In the last picture Brian posted, the LTC is wearing "dismounted" leggings.
by Jim Bewley
Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: From a World War One era parade
Replies: 19
Views: 5523

Re: From a World War One era parade

I noticed that many of the troopers are holding the reins in their "right" hand and some have the reins in "both" hands. Normally, military riders use the "left" hand.
by Jim Bewley
Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Identification help needed
Replies: 17
Views: 5838

Re: Identification help needed

From the looks of the hat, I want to say Polish, but merely a guess.
by Jim Bewley
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:39 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Common military horse design elements
Replies: 14
Views: 4711

Re: Common military horse design elements

A split background of white over red.
by Jim Bewley
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Rare Canvas Bottom M1905 Nosebag
Replies: 5
Views: 2299

Re: Rare Canvas Bottom M1905 Nosebag

Just my observation, but I would believe the firmer, leather bottom, made it easier for the horse to get all the grain. Having watched my horse use it, he would put the bottom on the ground, push his mouth down for a bite than raise it, letting the weight of the bag pull it away, to chew. I would th...
by Jim Bewley
Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Great War Memorials
Replies: 95
Views: 32187

Re: Great War Memorials

The very same thing almost happened here. This statue was struck by a car and knocked completely over. The mayor wanted it moved to the park and the names of the two paques combined. The local AL and VFW protested. The head of the AL said he had an ancestor listed on the "colored" plaque and believe...
by Jim Bewley
Sat Sep 26, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: US Cav Photo - 1912 Experimental Equipment
Replies: 16
Views: 6690

Re: US Cav Photo - 1912 Experimental Equipment

Looking t the picture of the individual trooper I can clearly see the ring that captures the rifle while in the boot. How did this work? looks like it would have been hard to get the rifle into it, unless it opened and closed around it. Was it a lose fit or did it secure the rifle to the trooper? D...
by Jim Bewley
Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: US Cav Photo - 1912 Experimental Equipment
Replies: 16
Views: 6690

Re: US Cav Photo - 1912 Experimental Equipment

Looking t the picture of the individual trooper I can clearly see the ring that captures the rifle while in the boot. How did this work? looks like it would have been hard to get the rifle into it, unless it opened and closed around it. Was it a lose fit or did it secure the rifle to the trooper? Di...
by Jim Bewley
Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Trooping the Colour
Replies: 6
Views: 3187

Re: Trooping the Colour

Just to be pedantic, the King's Troop are equipped with the 13-pdr rather than the 18-pdr, which was too heavy to be used by the RHA in their intended role of fire support for the cavalry. Dave! You know you made me look up 'pedantic!' :D Yes, Horse Artillery would have been equipped with the light...
by Jim Bewley
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Trooping the Colour
Replies: 6
Views: 3187

Re: Trooping the Colour

I was expecting that thing to recoil and could not believe they were sitting on and behind it. Fooled me. :D
by Jim Bewley
Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: Hervey; 6th Light Dragoon Series
Replies: 6
Views: 2732

Re: Hervey; 6th Light Dragoon Series

The newest one is out for pre order now.
by Jim Bewley
Mon Dec 22, 2014 7:06 am
Forum: Public Forum - General Topics
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Re: Merry Christmas

Thanks you Roy and a very Merry Christmas to all my friends on this great forum.
by Jim Bewley
Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Reviews & Commentary
Topic: Horsemen In No Man's Land
Replies: 1
Views: 1743

Re: Horsemen In No Man's Land

Sounds interesting Pat, so I just added it to my Kindle. Thanks.