The Terrible Uhlans

The German Uhlans - a variety of light cavalry - who played a role in the beginning of the war

The Uhlans were introduced in central Europe by the Tartars of Asia in the middle ages. They were armed with sabre, pistol and lance, at first carried in the left hand. The pennon is intended to frighten the enemy's horses and the black-white color identifies the men as Prussians.
In the course of the war this type of cavalry lost its importance completely.

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