ARMY & NAVY: Bars and Strikes

Lamentably enough, important wars are no longer fought on horseback. Cavalry no longer rides, carrying flags, through forests at night, or gallops, in a wind of fluttering colors, to an engagement as beautiful as a game. Cavalry is still important as a scouting service. but it rides furtively, on horses sometimes painted for concealment.

Traditions last long in the army however. In peacetimes soldiers take as much pride in good horsemanship as though they would ride to the next war on their horses.

Last week in Manhattan the National Horse Show was celebrated (see p....

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