[EUG]MadMat wrote:The first picture doesn't depict a WW2 charge, but marshall Murat's famous "charge of the 80 squadrons" at Eylau, in 1807, against the Russians. The whole French cavalry charged that day: line, light, heavy or Guard cavalry, they all rode behind Murat.
Murat was able to cut its way through both three lines of Russian infantry, then reformed behind them and charged back. But whatever damages he'd done, it didn't stop the Russians from storming Eylau ...
By the way: yesterday was the 204 anniversary of this battle.