Pretty interesting to see how they employed the water cooled machine guns when on the move.  I've never seen the shorter barreled M2 in the cavalry video

"The employment of machine guns in the attack" filmed 1937

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnWuT_ArzeE

"The Employment of machine guns in the defense" filmed 1937

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezZx1HjCoWo

"Employment of heavy machine guns in the attack" filmed 1944

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_HYmcm9A2o

"The tactical employment of the .50 caliber machine gun by cavalry" filmed in 1933

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxSF22DXXTM

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The motivation required to pit horseback cavalry against mechanized cavalry was commendable, but I am glad that the propoganda and TTPs did not stay around long.

It is better that they do it imperfectly than that you do it perfectly. For it is their war and their country and your time here is limited.

 

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jcustisredux posted:

The motivation required to pit horseback cavalry against mechanized cavalry was commendable, but I am glad that the propoganda and TTPs did not stay around long.

A historian once told me that the US horse cavalry latched on the Beersheba charge as proof that the days of horse cavalry were not yet over- and produced numerous studies/papers on the battle.

Reading into the Beersheba charge however, it does not take much to imagine it going terribly wrong.

Good point.  The defenders were not known to have been particularly inspired in their defense.  The Army definitely learned the wrong lesson and seems to have let confirmation bias seep in. 

It is better that they do it imperfectly than that you do it perfectly. For it is their war and their country and your time here is limited.

 

                                                                                                                        —T. E. Lawrence

 

 

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