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Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:22 pm
by tigre
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Training - Peace time!

Source: in the picture.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).

Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:05 am
by tigre
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Cavalry units in Poland!

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/luska,646377.html.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).

Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2015 5:56 pm
by tigre
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Experiences of a horse-drawn medium artillery battalion!

I got a brief account of the experiences of a German battalion of medium artillery during its maneuvers. Some of the more interesting data are as follows:

Average day's march: 18 miles.
Horse casualties: Strength 277.
35 horses lost a day or more of duty
53 horses had minor injuries and continued on duty.

Bicycle inner tubes over the draw ropes reduced chafing. The advance of the artillery at a trot to catch up with the advance guard should never be permitted. The staff, details, and communications, yes, but never the guns or the ammunition train.

I wonder what would be the average of casualties in a combat /operation's day (especially in a challenging theater as the eastern front....................

Source: MANÖVERERFAHRUNGEN EINER PFERDEBESPANNTEN SCHWEREN ARTILLERIE-ABTEILUNG. RML Nº 66. Sep 1937.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).

Feliz Año Nuevo - Happy New Year - feliz Ano Novo - gluckliches Neues Jahr - Bonne Année - Felice Anno Nuovo - Szczęśliwego nowego roku!! :beer:

Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:00 pm
by tigre
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Cavalry units in the training ground!

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/forum_pics/picsforum23/3427159.jpg.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).

Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:40 am
by tigre
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IMPORTANCE OF THE HORSE IN NATIONAL DEFENSE.

In Poland the breeding of horse was a government enterprise under the close supervision of the military. Since 70% of the population is engaged in agriculture the horse is the most widely used means of labor and transportation In the spring of 1939 Poland had 4,000,000 head of horses, of which one-fourth were animals under 4 years of age. The annual expenditure for feed amounted to 900,000,000 zlotys, a considerable sum in Poland's national economy.............................

The Polish state owned 13 stud farms, of which the most important is the one at Janov-Podlaski, founded in 1817, and which breeds Arabs and Anglo-Arabs; Polish Arabs being classed with the best in the world. Even the famous German stud farm at Trakehnen, East Prussia, purchased an Arab stallion from Janov in 1936 to provide new blood and to ameliorate their strain.

The Polish state had on these 13 farms 1,550 stallions and 87,000 mares. Outside of these pure breeds the country abounds in other types of horses, notably the small native Polish horse, and the mountain horse called “Hucul” (pony). These Polish horses have a long established reputation for their endurance, their resistance under harsh climatic conditions, and the fact that they are easy to feed......................

At the beginning of the war the Polish Cavalry fielded 37/38 cavalry regiments organized into 11 brigades. Polish cavalry received 58 million zloty in the 1938-39 military budget, or 7.3 percent of the total, compared to 46.3 million for the entire Air Force (5.8 percent). http://www.avalanchepress.com/PolishCavalry.php

Source: [L'importance du cheval pour la défense nationale.] Francois Vouga. RML Nº 75. Dec 1939.

I wonder how many of these animals passed the German army to strengthen its livestock? Cheers. Raúl M 8).

Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:09 pm
by tigre
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Pferdebespannte artillerie 1939! (Horse-drawn Artillery).

A battery had four light howitzers of 10.5 cm. The howitzers and observation carts were pulled by six horses; the ammunition carts for two horses and the rest of the baggage carts by one or two horses. The battery had about 130 men and about the same number of horses.

Source: http://www.ebay.de/itm/361475787918.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).

Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:20 pm
by tigre
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Horse-drawn supply train - 1941.

Source: http://imf.forum24.ru/?1-2-0-00000011-000-280-0.

Cheers. Raúl M 8).

Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Posted: Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:58 am
by tigre
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Barbarossa - Ukraine, Summer 1941!

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A horse-drawn column of an infantry unit marching toward Uman .....................................

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A German horse-drawn supply train at Koselets sharing time with a gypsy family.....................

Source: http://www.ebay.es/itm/Windmuhle-Mole-U ... SwRgJXhlcp.
http://www.ebay.es/itm/Sinti-und-Roma-Z ... Sw7XZXhlcM

Cheers. Raúl M 8).

Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:06 am
by tigre
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Finland - Lapland Front!

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Equine cattle being unloading from a transport vessel (I think were mules)............................... ......

Source: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Foto-1940-Finnla ... 1706930714

Cheers. Raúl M 8).

Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:37 pm
by tigre
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Bilgoraj - Poland 1939!

German horse-drawn column of the 68. ID crossing the destroyed city of Bilgoraj (Poland) ................

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/wrzesien-1939-zdjeci ... 70553.html

Cheers. Raúl M 8).

Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:38 am
by Prosper Vandenbroucke
Hello raul,
Seems to be in Russia:
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rasputitza 75.jpg
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http://www.ww2enimagenes.com/2015/04/2- ... genes.html

Kindly regards
Prosper :wink: :wink:

Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:56 pm
by tigre
Thanks for sharing them Prosper :up:. Cheers. Raúl M 8).

Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:01 pm
by tigre
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Denmark 1940.

Source: https://www.tradera.com/item/292215/303 ... ch-danmark

Cheers. Raúl M 8).

Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:48 pm
by tigre
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Eastern Front - Winter 1941-42.

Source: https://www.delcampe.net/de/sammlerobje ... 95625.html

Cheers. Raúl M 8).