Friday, 17 July 2009
We're British Cavalry
What they [the Russian officers] couldn’t fathom was how we’d held together all the way to the guns, and hadn’t broken or turned back, even with four saddles empty out of five, so I told ’em, ‘We’re British cavalry,’ simple as that, and looked them in the eye. It was true, too, even if no one had less right to say it than I.
Flashman at the Charge, p.118, Pan edition, 5th printing, 1979.