The 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own). Famous Regiments Series.
Leo Cooper, London, 1969, first edition.. 137 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions. "Brigadier Humphrey Gore, who raised the 10th Dragoons in 1715, and General Sir David Dawney, Colonel in 1969, each had a son in the regiment, as also did many of t he Colonels between them, including King Edward VII, for such close family relationships at all levels were a feature in the Tenth, with the same names appearing generation after generation. Hence in a very intimate way the regiment has al w a y s b e e n 'Proud of Their Man'. The Tenth has also always been notable for the Cavalry Spirit, that elusive quality, which has nothing to do with horses, implying light-hearted dash and daring, pride in discipline combined with independence o f mi nd an d ju dg ement, the ability to assess odds quickly and take instant and correct decisions, enduring courage and leadership. It was noticeable before Warburg in 1760 in Major Davenport's letters. It was there before they became the Pr inc e of Wal e s's O wn Hus sars and the smartest regiment in the British Army. It was there at Waterloo, when they led the decisive charge of the day, and right down through the years and the campaigns it has always been evident. Whether in intr oduc in g p olo to Eng lan d, or d eveloping new tactics in battle, the Tenth was always in the lead. In the Boer War, when they exchanged gay uniforms for khaki, in the 14-18 War, when they fought amost entirely dismounted, in the 39-45 War, when they ha d co nver ted to t anks , a nd th rough every change of role since, these qualities remained unaltered, epitomised in the regimental saying 'Once a Tenth Hussar, always a Tenth Hussar', and in their pride as 'The Shiners', outshining all others ." Inclu des t he m usic f or th e Re giment al March Past. Faint cigarette odor, minor browning to pages, book is slightly cocked, light browning to edges of textblock, two tiny corner creases, light wrinkling ast top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipp ed, h as wrin kling at to p/botto m of spine and flap-folds, moderate browning on spine and flap-folds - light elsewhere, a few tiny tiny tears at top/bottom of spine, light soiling/rubbing on rear panel. Very Good/Good.
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Keywords: Regimental History, 10th Royal Hussars, Prince of Wales's Own, Dragoons, Cavalry, Napoleonic Wars, Waterloo, Boer, First World War, I, Ii, Second, Tanks, Armoured, Shiners.