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July 11 , 2007

The Affair at Néry: 1 September 1914


Early on 1 September 1914, the Germans surprised 1st Cavalry Brigade harboring in the little town of Néry. Their initial bombardment caused chaos and destruction and the British took time to organize themselves. The actions of two batteries of the Royal Horse Artillery were eventually so successful that even today there is a battery known as Néry Battery RHA. The Queen’s Bay’s a cavalry regiment, charged in classic style and the Germans, who mistakenly thought they were out numbered, withdrew with heavy casualties.
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While a small engagement by later Great War standards, Néry is a classic case study of an artillery duel and cavalry action.

Date release: March 28, 2007

Nonfiction, History
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