When the battle was over, the Allied lines around Ypres formed a salient—that is to say, a bulge, surrounded on 3 sides by the Germans. Movement in and out of the Ypres Salient was hampered by the Yser Canal, which cut across the base of the bulge. Finally, the low-lying terrain was unsuitable for trench warfare. The water table was less than a meter below the surface and, as a result, the troops had to build up walls of sandbags known as breastworks to protect themselves from enemy fire.
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Reckless - war horse. Reckless was a pack horse during the Korean war, and she carried recoilless rifles, ammunition and supplies to Marines. During the battle for a location called Outpost Vegas, this mare made 50 trips up and down the hill, on the way up she carried ammunition, and on the way down she carried wounded soldiers… What was so amazing? Well she made every one of those trips through enemy fire and without anyone leading her.
The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons) (RHG/D) is a cavalry regiment of the British Army, part of the Household Cavalry. Along with the Coldstream Guards (Household Infantry) they can trace their lineage to the new Model Army. Wearing the home Service Helmet, They are the only British Army Regiment entitled to salute without head dress. The Queen is Colonel in Chief and Anne is the Colonel