Scouting for Soldiers: Reconnaissance and the British Cavalry, 1899—1914

  title={Scouting for Soldiers: Reconnaissance and the British Cavalry, 1899—1914},
  author={Spencer Jones},
  journal={War in History},
  pages={495 - 513}
Although reconnaissance was considered the primary duty of cavalry, British cavalry were poorly trained in this role prior to the Anglo-Boer War (1899—1902). The dismal performance of scouting duties in this conflict prompted a complete overhaul of reconnaissance organization, while innovative training methods were introduced to improve scouting and horse-mastership. Although the process was not without difficulties, the results were positive and proved extremely valuable in 1914. It is the… Expand
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