This led to the cavalry being eventually phased-out and eventually abolished in 1955! Tanks, co-ordinated with artillery, infantry and airforce evolved into a much more effective striking and defence force that did not involve the risk of relatively high casualties experienced by the cavalry regarding horses (which are very high maintenance) as well as in men. However, all through the four-years of the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945), the Soviet Red Army Cavalry provided an important and vital anti-fascist force that directly took-on the forces of Nazi Germany and its allies from around the world (which were supported by the Catholic Church)! Although out-gunned and always facing the danger of total destruction from the modern technology deployed against them, the Red Army Cavalry utilised unusual tactics, surprise and bravery to overcome these problems!
‘Watery fairies dance in mazy rings’ Homer: Iliad (c. 800 BCE) Author’s Note: Throughout the British Isles and Ireland, trees were often viewed as ‘sacred’ within Celtic
Burgh Heath – Marbles Pond This is a wooded area surrounded by what is left of Banstead Common – although the area is often referred